Year -on-year the value of imports of Japan’s kitchen furniture in September was up 11% but there was a 4% decline from levels in August this year. Germany and Italy feature in the top 20 suppliers of wooden kitchen furniture but between them have only around 2% of total September shipments into Japan.

The Lenzing Group will drastically reduce its CO2 footprint. A first milestone is set for 2030, when Lenzing plans to cut down on CO2 emissions per ton of product by 50% compared to a 2017 baseline. For 2050 Lenzing has announced a vision towards net-zero CO2 emissions.

Valmet will proceed with plans for a phased closure of foundry, machine shop and assembly operations at its production center in Hudson Falls, New York, USA. The first phased closure will begin in March 2020 and continue until final customer orders are fulfilled in summer 2020.

Peab, in partnership with SCA, is going to build an extension the Bollsta sawmill in Bollstabruk, Sweden. The contract is worth SEK 276 million ($29 million). Construction will begin in November 2019 and is expected to be completed in the autumn of 2022.

Kiruna Wagon has been commissioned to streamline Södra Skogsägarna’s pulp transports by increasing wagon loading and unloading productivity. The order comprises 22 wagons for Södra’s pulp transports from the mill in Värö to the port in Varberg, Sweden.