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Elmia Wood with a world first

Nearly 26,000 visitors visited Elmia Wood 2022 over three days walking on the trail that took them to more than 270 exhibitors from 22 different countries. Source: Timberbiz “As a trade fair and event, Elmia Wood had three fantastic days,” said Anders Roman, program manager for Elmia
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Sodra’s test run at its new CLT facility

The first CLT panel has been manufactured at Södra, Sweden in its new Varo facility. This is the second CLT plant for Sodra. Originally it was planned to start production at the end of 2021 but mainly due to the Covid pandemic, timelines were moved to mid 2022. Source: Timberbiz Now L
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Russia faces sawdust invasion

From 10 July the Russian wood pellet exports to Europe, the main market for Russian companies, will be completely stopped. From this date, EU sanctions will come into effect, limiting the supply of wood products from Russia and Belarus. Source: Lesprom According to Lesprom Analytics,
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New secretary general and CEO for PEFC

The PEFC Board of Directors has announced that it has appointed Michael Berger as PEFC Secretary General/CEO as of 1 June 2022. Dr Berger was selected after an open and intensive process, managed by an external recruitment company. He has worked at PEFC since 2011, most recently as Ac
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Stora Enso may convert Belgium paper lines to recycled containerboard

Stora Enso has started a feasibility study at its paper production site in Langerbrugge, Belgium, for the conversion of one of the two paper lines into a high-volume recycled containerboard line. Source: Timberbiz Aligned with Stora Enso’s strategic focus on renewable materials, the i
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Softree’s new version of RoadEng hits the road

Softree Technical Systems, developer of engineering software for resource and forestry infrastructure applications, has deployed a new global release of its RoadEng Forest Engineer software. The new version release focuses on simplifying workflows and improving visualization. Source:
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Ponsse opens negotiations to divest itself of around 120 staff

In a recent statement Ponsse has said that it is inviting its personnel to cooperation negotiations pursuant to the Act on Co-operation within Undertakings. The cooperation negotiations pursuant to the Act concern personnel reductions and lay-offs that are expected to involve almost 1
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Data acquisition simplified with Ponsse Data API

Ponsse has launched the Ponsse Data API service that customers can use to easily and cost-effectively obtain data from forest machines and send it directly into their reporting and enterprise resource planning systems. Source: Timberbiz Data API helps to analyse forest machine data in
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American hardwood designs on show in Milan

Curated and designed by Studio Swine, Forest Tales brings together 22 specially selected designs from the American Hardwood Export Council’s (AHEC) recent projects, in a truly spectacular showcase of both global design talent and the beauty and versatility of American hardwood as a de
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Valmet to lay-off half of its Russian employees

Valmet will lay off 50% of its employees in Russia as part of its plan to leave the country. The company has a total of approximately 140 employees in Russia, working primarily in sales, engineering, maintenance and financial administration. Sources: Lesprom, Timberbiz Valmet does not
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