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Martin Fairbank

Reduce, Recycle, and Rethink

Reduce, Recycle, and Rethink

According to the OECD, Germany recycles or composts 65% of its waste. The remainder is incinerated, since there are no landfills in the country. Compare this with the situation in the United States, where 35% is recycled or composted, 12% is incinerated and the remaining 54% is landfilled. The same categories for Canada are 24, 4, and 72%, respectively.

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Sören Back

The revival of HTL and HTC technologies. Can the forest industry benefit?

The revival of HTL and HTC technologies. Can the forest industry benefit?

The forest and chemical industries aim to contribute to a more sustainable society looking for new ways of utilising forest biomass for products where fossil oil can be r...

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John Mullinder

Fighting media ignorance (battle # 5,041)

Fighting media ignorance (battle # 5,041)

Yes, we know that packaging is evil and that it should be legislated out of existence. But sometimes those ignorant throw-away lines about packaging waste really do rankl...

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Hakan Ekstrom

US Demand for Softwood Lumber is Forecasted to Increase in the Next 15 years – Where Will the Wood Come From?

US Demand for Softwood Lumber is Forecasted to Increase in the Next 15 years – Where Will the Wood Come From?

A new study forecasts that softwood lumber consumption in the US will reach all-time highs by 2030. As a consequence, there are likely to be increased investments in prod...

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Martin Fairbank

The Evolution of Maintenance Philosophies

The Evolution of Maintenance Philosophies

Maintenance philosophies have come a long way in the last few decades. In the beginning there was reactive maintenance, i.e. only fixing something if it breaks or causes ...

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Heather Lynch

FPAC: Priorities, Planning and Preparing the Future

FPAC: Priorities, Planning and Preparing the Future

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has a big mandate. Tasked with being the domestic and international voice of Canada's wood, pulp and paper producers woul...

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Hakan Ekstrom

The Global Sawlog Price Index has increased by 9.8% during 2017, with the biggest increases in sawlog prices occurring in the Nordic countries, Eastern Europe and Western North America

The Global Sawlog Price Index has increased by 9.8% during 2017, with the biggest increases in sawlog prices occurring in the Nordic countries, Eastern Europe and Western North America

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The E...

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Smithers Pira

Paper and board have key roles in the future of packaging

Paper and board have key roles in the future of packaging

Paper and paperboard will continue to play a vital role in the evolving global packaging market according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira.

Overall grow...

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Hakan Ekstrom

Hardwood fiber costs for the Swedish pulp industry moved up in late 2017 after a six-year period of declining pulplog prices

Hardwood fiber costs for the Swedish pulp industry moved up in late 2017 after a six-year period of declining pulplog prices

Wood fiber costs for hardwood pulp manufacturers in Sweden are among the lowest in Europe after having been on a downward trajectory since 2011, according to the Wood Res...

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