Masonite International Corporation announced the opening of a new plant in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The facility combines the previous Solidor production and storage sites into one manufacturing hub.
Progroup is investing more than Euro 90 million in a new corrugated sheetfeeder plant in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, that will be part of a sustainable packaging park. Production of corrugated board is set to begin in 2023.
Arbor Renewable Gas LLC is evaluating West Baton Rouge Parish for a planned $800 million manufacturing and distribution facility employing carbon capture and sequestration emissions-reduction technology. Operating as Magnolia Renewable Fuels LLC, the new facility would produce renewable gasoline from wood waste biomass...
KPA Unicon and Versowood have signed a contract on a major modernisation of the Otava sawmill in Finland. The KPA Unicon delivery includes the replacement of the old boiler with a new bio-boiler and a Unicon Bag Filter flue gas cleaning system. In addition, the plant will be equipped with the PlantSys digital service p...
Sonae Arauco is officially inaugurating a state-of-the-art particleboard line at the Beeskow plant in Germany. The investment in the new line amounts to over Euro 50 million.
The approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration marks the first time a purpose-built autonomous, electric truck without a driver on board receives public road permission.
Canfor Southern Pine (Canfor) is investing $25 million to modernize its Hampton County facility in South Carolina. Canfor’s investment is modernizing the facility with cutting-edge technology and equipment to position the company to meet growing global demand for its wood products.
In late 2021, Iida acquired a 75% stake in Russian lumber producer RFP Group for $525 million.
Currently, company continue to make only a minimum amount of sales sufficient to generate enough local currency to pay employees in Russia.
Valmet will supply two Valmet IntelliTissue 1600 tissue machines for Liaoning Yusen tissue mill located in the county of Tai’an, Liaoning province, China. The two tissue lines are scheduled to be in production in the middle of 2023.
Kruger Products officially inaugurated its Sherbrooke tissue plant, which was commissioned in 2021, and also broke ground at its expansion project where another tissue plant will be built on a site adjacent to the Sherbrooke Plant by 2024.
This was stated by Aleksey Mordashov, head of the board of Severstal, which also owns the leading Russian birch plywood producer Sveza, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia.
The Weinig Group announced the launch of a comprehensive, large-scale investment project of more than Euro 120 million. The Tauberbischofsheim site alone, the headquarters of the company with its 117-year track record, accounts for around Euro 70 million of the total investment.
At Elmia Wood trade fair in Sweden, Malwa Forest AB introduced Malwa Electric Combi, the world's first 100% electric harvester.
Problems with food packaging arose after the adoption of the fifth package of sanctions by the EU, which entered into force on April 9. Up to 50% of the laminated cardboard used for the food industry was imported into the country.
After seven consecutive monthly increases, sales of wood products declined, mainly due to lower prices.
SMARTPLY puts into operations Büttner’s new OSB plant in Ireland. The four existing, older drum dryers replaced by a new, large Type 7.0 x 38 Büttner OSB dryer.
Paper Excellence receives $4.5 million in funding from the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program. The $4.5 million is being invested at Catalyst Port Alberni to expand the mill’s production capacity for food packaging papers.
The 1st CLT panel has been manufactured at Södra mill in Sweden. Ledinek has successfully performed the initial running of the Kontizink finger-jointer, the Stratoplan planer, and the Z- and X presses to eventually present the 1st CLT panel.
Smurfit Kappa has invested $23.5 million to upgrade its Nuevo Laredo sheet plant in Mexico to become a fully integrated corrugated plant. The investment includes a state-of-the-art corrugator and extension of the building.