softwood

  • Wood Fiber Costs Declined for both Softwood and Hardwood Pulp Producers

    Etiketter: Wood
    Wood fiber costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in the 1Q/20. The biggest declines (in US dollar terms) were seen in the US South, Russia, and Latin America, where hardwood pulplog prices were down between 5 and 10 percent from the 4Q/19. In the US South, hardwood prices fell for the second consecutive quarter in the 1Q/20 after having reached an all-time high in the 2Q/19. / Wood Resources International
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  • Södra strengthens offer for softwood pulpwood and small-diameter timber

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Demand for softwood pulpwood is high. The strategic investments in Södra’s mills have now led to higher fibre consumption. Södra is therefore raising the price of softwood pulpwood to SEK 320/m ᶾ sub. The price of the small-diameter and softwood block range will also be raised by SEK 25/m ᶾ sub. / Södra
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  • Pulpwood costs have fallen substantially worldwide

    Etiketter: Wood
    Pulpwood costs have fallen substantially worldwide with the softwood and hardwood pulpwood price indices in the 4Q/15 being at their lowest levels in over ten years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The largest cost component when manufacturing wood pulp is the cost of wood fiber. This cost has declined substantially in US dollar terms the past few years with the Global Price Indices being down almost ten percent in 12 months. / Wood Resource Quarterly.
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  • A revival of the softwood fiber-based forest industry in the Nordic countries in 2014

    Etiketter: Wood
    A revival of the softwood fiber-based forest industry in the Nordic countries in 2014, with investment plans of three billion dollars in pulp, bio energy and bio materials. Forest companies in Northern Europe have announced plans to investment three billion dollars in 2014 in attempt to move beyond mostly producing newsprint and commodity packaging grades. The idea is to diversify their product lines to include new bio-products from wood fiber and to generate bioenergy to reduce the region’s dependence on fossil fuels, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. / Wood Resources International
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  • The Global Forest Industry This Quarter

    Etiketter: Wood
    Sawlog prices moved upward in a majority of the 20 regions covered by WRQ. Softwood pulpwood prices moved up, while hardwood pulpwood prices fell for many pulp mills around the world. Production of market pulp fell in two of the three major pulp-producing regions in the world in early 2014. Global trade of lumber increased. /
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  • Importation of softwood logs to Sweden reached a 10-year high in 2013

    Etiketter: Wood
    The forest industry in Sweden imported about ten percent of its wood raw-material needs in 2013, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Softwood log imports reached a ten-year high, while there has been a decline in the importation of hardwood logs. The major log suppliers to Sweden in 2013 were Latvia, Norway, Estonia and Finland. / WRI
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  • The first spool with lignin multifilaments

    Etiketter: Forest research and education
    Innventia has successfully produced its first spool of lignin multifilaments for further converting to carbon fibres. The filaments are based on 100% softwood kraft lignin and were produced without additives. Innventia is now investing in new equipment for multifilament spinning and thus enhances the establishment of a Swedish test bed for lignin-based carbon fibre. / Innventia
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  • Wood chip prices fell throughout the US and Canada in the 2Q/12

    Softwood chip prices fell in a number of key regions in North America during the 2Q/12 from the previous quarter. The biggest declines were seen in the US North West, Lake States and Eastern Canada, while prices were unchanged or just slightly higher in the US South, US Northeast, British Columbia and Alberta, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. / mynewsdesk
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