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Stora Enso to convert paper mill to packaging production

Stora Enso will invest approximately EUR 350 million to convert its Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production. The investment, made due to a decline in paper use, includes converting paper machine 7 into high-quality virgin-fibre-based kraftliner production, and the closure
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Euro poll shows general agreement on deforestation

Public opinion may be splintered across other issues but stopping deforestation is something everyone seems to agree upon. A poll carried out in April 2019 by YouGov and commissioned by the Environmental Investigation Agency, Fern, Greenpeace and WWF demonstrated that no matter which
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Exhibitors rush to book for Swedish Forestry Expo

Just five months after the launch, and with two years left to Swedish Forestry Expo 2021, most of the exhibition area at the Solvalla arena is now already booked. The exhibitors are companies with products for the large-scale forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz The fair, in June, wil
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Editor John Hudswell retires

After 14 years as editor at Ryan Media (Australian Forests & Timber News, Australasian Timber, Daily Timber News) John Hudswell is finishing on 7 June 2019. I have worked closely with John for the past seven years while writing and producing Daily Timber News and I will be very sa
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Kangaroo Island independent growers’ MOU with KIPT

Kangaroo Islandʼs 12 plantation forest growers are working together to maximise the benefits of the forestry industry for the community of Kangaroo Island. At a recent meeting in Parndana, most of the Islandʼs Independent Timber Growers (blue gum and pine) met with Kangaroo Island Pla
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Timber Trainers conference

The Australian Timber Trainers Association conference is to be held from 29-30 July on the Gold Coast with a number of well known industry figures speaking. It will be held at the Surfers Paradise Novotel. Source: Timberbiz Highlights of the conference agenda are presentations on: Ski
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Top 5 – Australian Softwood Log Exports

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au Softwood Log Export
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NZ Forest Products to invest $900m for timber complex

NZ Future Forest Products (NZFFP) believes that New Zealand is perfectly positioned to supply the rapidly urbanising Asia-Pacific region with the construction materials needed to house the world’s population in a low carbon future and so it will invest NZ$900 million to prove it. Sour
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AFPA welcomes Federal Labor’s new shadow ministry 

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed Federal Labor’s new shadow ministry, announced by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese earlier this week. The announcement included the appointment of Joel Fitzgibbon to the agriculture portfolio and Mark Butler remaining wi
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Wood: The Ultimate Renewable campaign launch

A new forestry advertising campaign with the logo, ‘Wood: The Ultimate Renewable’, is set to hit the screens, not just as a re-invigorated branding, but as a strategic reframing and an organising idea for the whole forestry sector. The campaign, launched in Melbourne on Tuesday night,
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