Valmet will supply the 300th Valmet Paper Lab automated board and paper testing laboratory to Papierfabrik Palm's (Palm) Aalen-Neukochen mill. In total, Valmet will deliver three Valmet Paper Labs to the company’s Descartes mill in France and Wörth and Aalen-Neukochen mills in Germany.

Ponsse launches a new debarking PONSSE H8HD Euca harvester head for eucalyptus sites. The PONSSE H8HD Euca harvester head has been optimised to debark trees. Its feed rollers and debarking knives guarantee first-rate debarking results from start to finish.

North American softwood lumber sawmills sold wood at a wide range of prices last week, as some refused to go lower than their price lists while others just took whatever offers they could get from reluctant buyers.

Kadant Johnson LLC announced the expansion of its Operations group and appointed Alan Ives as vice president, operations and Harry Brown as director of manufacturing. The expanded Operations group now includes Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, EH&S, and Engineering.

Russia was the main sawn softwood supplier to China in 2019 and China’s sawn softwood imports from Russia rose 9% to 17.03 million cubic metres and accounted for 60% of the national total, down 3% year-on-year.

Effective April 6, West Fraser will further reduce its SPF production by 30 to 40 million board feet of production per week which represents between 45 and 60% of SPF production. Effective April 6, plywood production at West Fraser’s three manufacturing sites will be further adjusted on an ongoing basis.

Mercer International Inc. reports that its joint venture Cariboo pulp mill in British Columbia, Canada will be taking approximately 4 weeks of downtime starting on or about April 20, 2020, resulting in an approximate reduction of NBSK production of 30,000 tonnes of which Mercer's share is 15,000 tonnes.

Boise Cascade’s Wood Products division has implemented changes to reduce the volume of plywood and engineered wood products (EWP) it will produce in the coming weeks. The company is planning reductions in plywood production of 25-35% and in EWP volumes of 20-40% depending on location, in comparison to 1Q levels.

Bergs Timber has agreed with the trade unions to start short-term work at the Orrefors sawmill in Sweden after Easter. At the sawmills in Mörlunda and Vimmerby some adaptation of work shifts have been carried out and temporary workers have been terminated. In the short term, the production volume at the sawmills will b...