As a consumer and producers of hardwood and softwood, Britain is a key customer for U.S. forest products producers. A June 23 vote to leave the European Union has depressed the British Pound, limiting its buying power in the short term.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved a $75-million investment to build a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Ala. The plant, to be constructed over a two-year period, is expected to improve the facility’s long-term energy efficiency and costs, as well as boost overall competitiveness within Kimberly-Clark, it says.
(THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: Arbor Day, which falls on April 28 this year, was established in the United States in 1872 as a day to plant and care for trees. To mark the event, Gary M. Scott, chair of the Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Department at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, answers five […]
Law360, Washington (April 18, 2017, 7:52 PM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday made a preliminary determination that Chinese hardwood plywood exporters were selling unfairly subsidized products in the United States, a decision that could impact more than $1 billion in sales in the U.S.
New Record High for Globally Traded Wood Chips in 2016 with the Pacific Rim Accounting for 70% of Total Imports Followed by Finland, Sweden and Turkey
Over the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion of pulp capacity in China. By far the two largest importing countries are China and Japan, followed by Finland, Sweden and Turkey.
Daio Paper, Japan’s leading tissue manufacturer, invests into the tissue production development at its production site in Japan. According to the announcement, the company placed an order with Voith for a new state-of-the-art XcelLine tissue machine.
New Zealand’s forestry sector is experiencing a period of strong returns fuelled by a combination of steady Chinese demand, restrictions in export markets on native-forest harvesting, low shipping costs, a local building boom and a supportive NZ dollar.
Timber REIT, Rayonier Inc. is expanding its presence through timberlands acquisitions in the U.S. South coastal Atlantic markets.
Global trade of softwood lumber has gone up 66 percent in seven years, while lumber prices have fallen substantially over the same time-period, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly
Top-10 importers of wood pellets from Russia in November 2016