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China is now the top paper making and consumption country in the world by volume, however it is still far from a powerful papermaking country in terms of backward equipments and relatively poor SPCs. - June 03, 2010 - ReportsandReports
Biomass has now surpassed oil to become the number one source for energy generation in Sweden. The increased competition for logs and wood chips between the pulp industry and energy sector has pushed wood fiber prices to new highs, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - May 27, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
The strong pulp market has pushed wood fiber costs upward in most regions around the world the past 12 months. Both the softwood and hardwood wood fiber price indices (SFPI and HFPI) have gone up the past year and were more than 11 percent higher in the 1Q/10 as compared to 1Q/09, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - May 25, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
Enterprise Performance Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of innovative cost management solutions to the process manufacturing industry, today announced the successful implementation of its EPS Real-Time Costing system with paper products manufacturer, Boise Inc.
The EPS Real-Time Costing system has... - May 21, 2010 - Enterprise Performance Solutions, Inc.
The cost for wood biomass fell in two of the major markets in the US in the 1Q 2010 partly because of the federal program BCAP, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The federal government is currently considering different programs of how to contribution to an increased use of renewable energy sources. - May 08, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
The international financial crisis in 2009 had a major negative impact on worldwide demand for pulp and paper products. As a result, the consumption of wood chips and pulpwood for pulp production was lower and global trade of wood chips fell 14%, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. China bucked this trend, almost tripling its imports to became the world’s second largest importer of wood chips last year. - April 23, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
Wood fiber costs rose in the US South and in the Lake States during the 1Q because of improved pulp markets and a tight wood fiber supply. In Northwestern US, the picture was different, with reduced production of pulp and paper resulting in declining fiber consumption and lower prices for both wood chips and pulplogs, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. - April 17, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
Despite large timber resources, Russia struggles to attract investments within the forest industry because of political and financial uncertainty in the country. Domestic prices for softwood sawlogs and pulplogs were up in 2009, while hardwood log prices fell as a result of a sharp decline in log exports to Finland, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - April 14, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
Softwood lumber prices were up in both North America and Europe in the 4Q, but it was more the result of lower inventory levels and reduced production rather than an increase in demand, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The hot market for lumber last year was China, which increased imports by 75% thereby passing Japan as the largest importer in Asia. - April 13, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
Antonio F., a Tennessee resident and inventor, has contracted South Florida invention assistance firm NewProductHelp.com to represent his ECOLogger invention to industry over the next 2 years, with the ultimate goal being to secure a licensing agreement. An innovative new product designed for today's... - March 31, 2010 - New Product Help, Inc.
The global pulp and paper industry has substantially increased its use of woody biomass for energy the past few years, which has consequently reduced dependence on fossil fuels, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Since 2006, energy generated from biomass has gone up over 50%, last year accounting for 18% of the total energy consumption by this industry sector. - March 09, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
TRANSACT, a provider of printer paper and supplies for transaction-based industries, will showcase its broad range of point-of-sale paper and supplies in booth #1434 at the 2010 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, Feb. 28 – March 2 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. - February 18, 2010 - Transact Technologies
Wood fiber costs for pulp mills worldwide increased for the fourth consecutive quarter in the 4Q/09. During 2009, the Hardwood Wood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) moved up 15.4%, while the Softwood Wood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) was up 10.5%, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - February 13, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
Lumber exports from Brazil have fallen 45% in two years, resulting in reduced demand for sawlogs and lower log prices. In the 4Q/09, pine sawlog prices were down 11% from their peak in 2008, but were still over 300% higher than six years ago, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly - February 10, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
CMTW’s Eco-Titan Utility Distribution Pole is initiating the ENA pole fire test method at the Western Fire Center in Kelso WA. The large scale testing was developed in accordance with Australian Standard (AS) 1530.8.1 to replicate bushfire events where poles are exposed to contact with flame from the fire front as well as flame from adjacent burning vegetation. Fire testing is done following the ASTM D2898 accelerated aging tests. The Eco-Titan is an eco-friendly low carbon footprint pole. - February 05, 2010 - CMT Worldwide, LLC
In an effort to increase the usage of renewable energy, the US government has implemented a new program, called BCAP, which will subsidize the collection of biomass in 2010 and 2011. Over 500 million dollars has been allocated for the first three months of 2010, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. There is much uncertainty about how much additional biomass that will actually enter the market as a result of the program. - January 26, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
Corporate Traffic Inc., a third party logistics provider headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida proudly finished out 2009 with a 32% higher shipment volume than that of the previous year. Corporate Traffic supported this boost in new business by adding 30% more equipment to their asset based company,... - January 22, 2010 - Corporate Traffic
Kevin F., an Ohio-based inventor, has contracted South Florida invention assistance firm NewProductHelp.com to represent his Log Rack invention to industry for potential licensing. A simple yet innovative new product for the logging industry, the Log Rack offers a unique design that greatly simplifies... - January 14, 2010 - New Product Help, Inc.
Oakwood Veneer's owner, Peter Rodgers announces the addition of Central and South American Lemonwood Veneer, a light yellow shade wood, to the Oakwood product line. - January 11, 2010 - Oakwood Veneer
In the 3Q/09, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) had the highest quarter-to-quarter jump in the 15-year history of the Index, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. The Index increased for the third straight quarter and reached just over US$73/m3. - January 08, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
WoodJobs.com, a growing building products and manufacturing industry recruiting company has announced “Our clients reported recent substantial growth and require immediate top level candidates” says Roger Lopez, President/CEO of WoodJobs.com/MetalRecruiters.com.
The company’s managers... - January 06, 2010 - MetalRecruiters.com
Softwood lumber imports to China have increased by 81% in 2009. It is not inconceivable that China will import more lumber than Japan in 2009, a historical first. Canadian sawmills have been the major beneficiaries of this new fast-growing market, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - January 05, 2010 - Wood Resources International LLC
Corporate Traffic Inc. a Jacksonville, FL based third party logistics provider proudly announces its first year supporting the Florida Guardian Ad Litem by furnishing Christmas presents for at risk children in their local area. - December 24, 2009 - Corporate Traffic
The wood pellet industry in North America has grown six-fold since 2004, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. The dramatic expansion has resulted in higher costs for sawdust and wood chips in the regions with the greatest growth, including Western US and Canada. - December 17, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Higher hardwood pulpwood costs in Brazil, Australia, Russia and Sweden pushed the 3Q/09 Global Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) to the highest level in 12 months, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The HFPI was over six percent higher than the Global Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI), the biggest difference in 21 years. - December 04, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
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The pulp industry in Canada has sharply reduced production the past two years both as a result of weaker pulp and paper markets worldwide and also because of less competitive pulp manufacturing facilities. Wood costs have increased for many plants as the result of reduced availability of relatively inexpensive sawmill residuals, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. - November 03, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Creative Private Sector Offerings Give Retailers Instant Recycling Infrastructure; Growing Trend Highlights Revenue Opportunity in Plastic Bag Recycling - October 22, 2009 - Penn Jersey Paper
Enterprise Performance Solutions (“EPS”), a leading provider of cost management systems to complex and process manufacturing companies, announces the release of EPS Cost Management Suite version 2.3.
The new version of the company’s widely deployed EPS Cost Management Suite uses the... - October 10, 2009 - Enterprise Performance Solutions, Inc.
The international financial crisis has put a damper on global trade of wood chips used for pulp manufacturing in 2009, reports Wood Resources International. The biggest decline has been in shipments from Australia, South Africa and Uruguay to Japan. - October 09, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Australia, the world’s largest chip exporter, has reduced Eucalyptus and pine chip exports substantially in 2009 due to weak pulp markets in Japan. In the domestic market, pulpwood prices have increased over 13% in US dollars this year as the Australian currency has strengthened, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - October 01, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
China became the major import destination for many globally traded forest products in 2009. The country is the world’s largest importer of wood pulp and logs, and was the 2nd largest importer of softwood lumber in the world in the 2Q/09, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - September 13, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
The decision by EU to use a minimum of 20% renewable energy by 2020 has driven a rapid increase in wood pellet production in Europe. Sweden, Germany, Denmark and the UK are expected to have the fastest growth in consumption the coming 10 years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - September 11, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Brazil increased pulp production in 2008 by about eight percent. Wood fiber costs have remained unchanged in the local currency in the 2Q/09 but were eight percent higher in US dollar terms as compared to the previous quarter, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - September 08, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
The Costa Rica chapter of the Green Building Council (www.crgbc.org) was notified of induction into the World Green Building Council (www.worldgbc.org). Environmental sustainability in Costa Rica is a major social concern as the country covers 0.01% of the world's land surface yet contains over 5% of... - September 02, 2009 - Virtus 1 Costa Rica Real Estate
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Prices for softwood lumber have fallen in most markets worldwide the past year, including in Europe, North America and Japan, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The weak lumber markets have pushed sawlog prices close to a five-year low. - August 25, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
The largest cost component when manufacturing wood pulp is the cost of wood fiber. In the 1Q/09, this cost was 53% of the total production cost worldwide. Both the relative and nominal cost of wood have declined the past year; wood fiber costs in the 2Q/09 were at their lowest levels in over two years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - August 14, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
The Surface Guard Stimulus Plan has been extended through the end of 2009. This plan is designed to offer an incentive to work together on new or existing pieces of business not currently purchased through Surface Guard. - August 12, 2009 - Surface Guard Inc.
The US South has the largest pulp industry in the world and this industry has enjoyed low wood raw-material costs for a very long time. This trend continued in 2009, with wood chip and pulpwood costs that were substantially lower than global average costs, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - July 21, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
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Wood prices in Sweden and Finland fell faster than the global average price the past year as a result of reduced operating rates for pulp mills in those two countries. Despite this precipitous drop in wood cost (more than 30%), the Nordic region still has one of the highest wood fiber costs in the world, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - July 14, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
In 2008, US pulp companies started to take advantage of a loophole in the US tax law, which will result in an influx of billions of dollars to a struggling industry. As a consequence, prices for wood chips and pulpwood in the US have not fallen as much as they would have without the subsidy, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review - July 09, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Softwood lumber markets have continued to weaken and as a result, demand for sawlogs has fallen worldwide and the Global Conifer Sawlog Price in the 1Q/2009 was down 26 percent from a year ago, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. - June 30, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Wood fiber consumption by the Japanese pulp industry reached a record high in 2008. Over 72 percent of the consumed wood chips were imported, most from hardwood plantations in the Southern Hemisphere. The costs of imported wood chips have increased substantially the past three years, reaching their highest level in at least 20 years during the 4Q/08 reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - June 25, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Third party logistics provider Nexus distribution expands to 1 million square feet in Bedford Park, IL, adding a third warehouse to its Midwest region facilities. The new distribution center has direct access to the adjacent CSX intermodal yard and gives Nexus exclusive access to a private roadway that can be used to transport heavy containers. - June 08, 2009 - Nexus Distribution
Increased supply of wood from Eucalyptus plantations in Chile has made it possible to both expand the domestic consumption of pulpwood and increased wood chips exports the past three years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly - June 05, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
The expanding wood pellet industry in Europe is increasingly relying on pulpwood and wood chips for its raw-material needs, as the supply of lower-cost sawdust cannot meet the fast rise in demand for wood fiber. The biomass sector is now competing with both the wood-based panel manufacturers and pulpmills for wood residues and logs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - June 03, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Wood costs, the largest cost component when producing wood pulp, have fallen substantially in all regions of the world the past nine months. The biggest reductions have occurred in western North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Nordic countries, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. - May 29, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC
Importation of logs to Japan has declined for four consecutive years and was in 2008, 34 percent lower than the previous year and 50 percent lower than in 2004, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Practically the entire decline from 2007 has been that of Russian shipments and the US has now become the leading supplier of logs to Japan. - May 24, 2009 - Wood Resources International LLC