forest industry

  • SEK 8.8 million to research projects

    Etiketter: Forest research and education
    The Södra Research Foundation has decided to grant an additional SEK 8.8 million to 12 research projects linked to forestry and the forest industry. / Södra
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  • Lowering harvesting limits would be a signal and a shock for forest industry: do not invest

    Etiketter: Forestry
    If Finland decided to lower the harvesting levels allowed, the forest industry would draw certain conclusions, says Professor Petri Parvinen. ‘For the industry, it would be a signal and a shock, and it would very likely be harmful for the competitiveness of the forest sector.’ / Finnish Forest Association
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  • Forestry experts condemn ‘weak rant’ against industry

    Etiketter: Wood
    Forestry experts have described as “a weak rant” and “gross misrepresentation” arguments by Fairfax economics editor Ross Gittins that the native forest industry in Central Gippsland is uneconomic and deprives Melbourne of huge amounts of water through logging of water catchments. Mr Gittins, in a column last week in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, used a study by the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University to justify his stance. / Timberbiz
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  • A career made out of wood

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The forest industry, from growing trees to making wood and paper-based products, is responsible for over 158,000 jobs. / Forestry South Africa
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  • Södra is Sweden’s most attractive employer

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Södra has been named as Sweden’s most attractive employer in the world’s largest employer branding survey, the Randstad Award. Over the past two years, Södra has advanced from 48 in the ranking to now occupy the top spot and thereby become the first forest industry company to receive the award. / Södra
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  • Security of supply

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Landscape-scale forest planning and security of supply are key demands of the Victorian forestry industry for the next generation of the 20-year regional forest agreements (RFAs). / Timberbiz
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  • Forest adds $1.405 billion to WA’s regional communities: new report

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The forest industry contributed $649 million to the Western Australian economy last financial year in direct sales alone, and a total of $1.405 billion once flow-on effects in other industries are included. / Timberbiz
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  • Moose damage accounts for nearly SEK 1 billion in southern Sweden

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Moose browsing damage to pine sites incurs major costs in the forest industry every year. On estates owned by Södra’s members, the annual loss is an estimated SEK 450 million. The total cost in Götaland is SEK 980 million per year. / Södra
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  • Forest industry’s structural change continues

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Forest industry investments will increase the export of pulp and paperboard this and next year. However, the average export prices will decline. The diminution of the production and export of paper in Finland will continue strong. High demand in China maintains a positive outlook for the export of sawn timber. Demand is growing also because of activation of the construction industry in Finland and in Europe. / PTT
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  • Liquid by-products from wood and forest industry find use in wood-plastic composites

    Etiketter: Forest research and education
    A novel method for adding liquid by-products from the wood industry into wood-plastic composites (WPCs) prior to manufacturing was developed in a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study also discovered that proton-transfer-reaction mass-spectrometry (PTR-MS) is a suitable method for measuring the amounts of volatile organic compounds, VOCs, released from WPCs. / University of Eastern Finland
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