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Kesla launches new harvester crane and tie-up with Malwa

Kesla, an independent manufacturer of harvester heads and forest machine cranes has launched a completely new harvester crane Kesla 875H. The first serial-manufactured harvester equipped with this new crane is the all-new Malwa 980 harvester, which was presented at Elmia Wood exhibiti
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Komatsu to acquire Bracke Forest to expand silviculture applications

Komatsu Forest AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu is going to acquire Bracke Forest AB headquartered in Bräcke, Sweden, a company that develops, manufactures and sells application-specific attachments for silviculture. Source: Timberbiz Komatsu is planning to close the acquisiti
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Setra offers new moisture protection for CLT frames

Timber industry company Setra is the first business in Sweden to offer a new moisture protection for frames made from cross-laminated timber. The protection is applied directly in the production facility and simplifies the construction process. Source: Timberbiz “Having to take into a
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New large capacity bunching grapple from Tigercat

Tigercat continues to expand its line of grapple attachments for Tigercat shovel loggers with the new BG13, a large capacity bunching grapple suited to high production shovel logging operations. Source: Timberbiz The BG13 bunching grapple design is based on the field-proven Tigercat s
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Ukraine war disrupts timber trade, endangers forests and requires a forestry rethink

The war in Ukraine has caused serious disruption to the global timber trade and increased concerns over forest destruction as exports are interrupted, environmental protections are lifted and Kyiv redirects manpower away from fighting wildfires to the front line. Source; Financial Tim
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Sodra a Happie camper with Happie Nation

Södra Ädla is now a partner of Happie Nation investing SEK 3 million in the company. Happie Nation is focused on nature tourism. Source: Timberbiz Södra’s new venture capital business, Södra Ädla, was launched in May. In the coming years, the subsidiary will invest SEK 200 million in
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Ikea and Ponsse to leave Russia permanently

Companies who previously had suspended operations in Russia are now leaving the country altogether. Just this week Ponsse and Ikea have confirmed plans are in place to exit the country. Source: Timberbiz Ponsse has decided to divest its operations in Russia. The divestment of all shar
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Tigercat 570 fixed harvesting head

The Tigercat 570 harvesting head is now available with a fixed wrist for applications where positive control for felling and processing is required. The 570 fixed head design combines two proven technologies – the Tigercat 570 harvesting head and the Tigercat 340 degree wrist. Source:
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UK government legislates packaging and waste

Packaging is an important component for the safe transport of products, including timber, yet it is also a major contributor to waste production in the UK. Source: Timberbiz To tackle this problem, and incentivise better, more efficient use of packaging, including reuse and recycling,
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UPM now uses lignin based bonding for spruce plywood

Lignin-based WISA BioBond bonding technology is now used in all UPM’s WISA spruce plywood products. WISA BioBond is UPM Plywood’s proprietary bonding technology in which at least 50% of fossil-based phenol in the glue is replaced with wood’s own natural bonding agent, lignin. Source:
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