Tag Archives: wood

Valmet to Acquire Brazilian Wood Handling Equipment Company, Demuth

Valmet on December 21 entered into an agreement to acquire Demuth, a Brazilian company specializing in wood handling solutions for the pulp industry. This acquisition will strengthen Valmet’s wood handling technology offering and services presence in South America. The value of the acquisition will not be disclosed. The acquisition is subject to relevant competition authority […]

Klabin acquires Arauco’s forestry operation in Paraná, Brazil

The largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and sustainable paper packaging solutions in Brazil, Klabin announces the acquisition of Arauco’s forestry operation in Paraná. The investment of US$ 1.16 billion includes the purchase of 85,000 hectares of productive forest areas mostly in the State of Paraná and 31.5 million tons of standing wood (expected […]

Georgia-Pacific concludes 2023 with approximately $2 billion in capital improvements

Georgia-Pacific reinvested approximately $2 billion back into its business and operations in 2023. These capital improvement projects include launching and completing new facilities and enhancing existing operations. Each investment helps Georgia-Pacific better serve customers, and increase productivity and efficiency, while also creating greater economic opportunities for each facility’s local economy. Georgia-Pacific made several investments large […]

Pulp mill waste could find new use as fertilizer

Adding “biosolids” along with conventional fertilizer may reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving soil, according to a new study from University of Alberta. Pulp mill waste destined for the landfill could instead be useful as an organic fertilizer to help reduce the environmental impact of using conventional fertilizers while improving soil and tree growth, University […]

Weyerhaeuser to enhance southern timberlands portfolio

Weyerhaeuser Company recently announced it has entered into two distinct agreements with Forest Investment Associates to divest approximately 69,600 acres in Upstate South Carolina for $170 million, and to purchase approximately 60,700 acres of high-quality timberlands in Coastal North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi for $163 million. Key attributes of the transaction: Adding high-quality timberlands […]

Lumber operations to be curtailed in Chapman, Alabama, US

Boise Cascade announced an indefinite curtailment of its lumber production in Chapman, AL. The curtailment will affect approximately 80 positions. The plywood operations at the Chapman location are not part of the curtailment. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notification was provided to impacted employees and specifies that operations will cease on January […]

Higher wood fiber costs for pulp mills worldwide in 2023

Global pulp prices have fallen steadily since late 2022, when they reached record highs. The most significant decline has been for hardwood pulp, traded at a substantial discount to softwood pulp. Global pulp inventories were down during the summer, and there were signs that the market tightened, and pulp producers were starting to see opportunities […]

4evergreen alliance moves from guidance to action at Annual Conference: “The Pathway to Circularity”

More than 150 people joined in Brussels and online to celebrate the 3-year anniversary of 4evergreen at a conference recognizing the alliance’s achievements so far and exploring how to maximize industry uptake of 4evergreen’s circularity toolbox. “After three years of intense work, we have a set of resources that is open to everyone”, said Hans […]

Canfor announces extended curtailment at Polar sawmill

Canfor Corporation recently announced it will curtail operations at its Polar Sawmill located in Bear Lake British Columbia, north of Prince George, following an orderly wind-down. The curtailment is the result of a shortage of economically available fibre in the region and is expected to be in place for a period of approximately six months. […]

OptiCept enters agreement with a forestry company in Brazil

OptiCept Technologies has entered an agreement with a world-leading forestry company in Brazil. Cuttings will now be boosted with nutrients using a unique vacuum impregnation technology called OptiBoost. The focus is on treating high-yielding cutting clones and maximizing their use in production. The collaboration was initiated in early 2023 when the company evaluated the method […]