Data Pick

  • Russian hardwood plywood exports in trouble

    During Q3 and Q4 in 2021, the Russian hardwood plywood exports had a declining trend. However, this can be regarded as normal fluctuation compared to the drastic change in the operational environment in March 2022. In the period from...

Commentary

  • All logs in one basket

    August 12, 2022. - Traditionally plywood mills have been built on domestic log supply. There has been plenty of forest around, and the procurement area has been defined as a distance radius around the mill. Some mills still enjoy this luxury, but for some things have started to change. Log supply used to be easy and secure, but those days have passed. Today’s procurement obstacles relate to weather, competition, and global politics. For many, all three factors impact how full the log yard looks. The warming climate brings more frequent rains, floods, forest fires, storms, bark beetles, you name it. These incidents appear unexpectedly and are difficult to protect from. If a competing firm erects a plywood mill in your neighborhood, you both share the same raw material basin. More competition...

Curated news picks

  • OSB chair

    Here's a rare piece of OSB furniture. I wonder why they are not more popular? Perhaps the looks tell it all! Check the video on YouTube.
  • Latvijas Finieris expands Verems plywood mill

    Latvijas Finieris will double the plywood production capacity to 80,000 m3 in its Verems mill in Eastern Latvia. The investment is worth 67 million euros and will bring 70 new jobs. The expansion...
  • Lecitrailer relies on plywood flooring

    The Spanish trailer producer, Lecitrailer, uses birch plywood in its trailers. In addition to new trailer production, Lecitrailer specializes in second-hand vehicles, trailer rental, and after-sales service with numerous spare parts. Since the 1990s, the Finnish plywood producer, UPM, has...