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U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 9% in March

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U.S. total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 9% in March 2017 compared to March 2016. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels were essentially flat from February 2017, down less than 1%, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported.Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments ...
April 21, 2017

Brazil’s wood panel exports increased in the first two months of 2017

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Brazil’s wood-based panel exports increased in the first two months of 2017. In the first two months of the year 174,000 cubic metres of wood-based panels were exported, a 40% increase compared to the same period in 2016.Between January to February 2017 export revenue from the entire forestry sector...
April 20, 2017

Luke: Finland's wood pellet production decreased by 10% in 2016

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Finland's production, export and import of wood pellets decreased in 2016 compared to the previous year, while a new record was set for producers’ pellet deliveries to customers, as Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) reported.“A total of 271,000 tonnes of wood pellets were produced in Finlan...
April 19, 2017

Vinh Long to invest $15 million in a new furniture plant in Arkansas

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The Vietnamese furniture producer Vinh Long has announced a $15 million investment in a new furniture plant in Arkansas, the USA. It will be the first Vietnamese-owned manufacturing plant in the US. Vinh Long plans to produce particleboard furniture for Ikea and other retail customers in North Ameri...
April 19, 2017

Valmet opened new regional office in Mexico City

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Valmet has opened its new regional office in Mexico City. Last year Valmet opened new offices also in Chile and Vietnam. Besides this, Valmet will open a new services center in Indonesia this year.Valmet entered the Mexican market in 1954, when the first Valmet paper machine was commissioned. Today,...
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