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12.04.2018

Roundwood Demand Continues to Increase

Thanks to the positive economic situation and investments, roundwood use by the forest industry will break the 70 million cubic metre barrier for the first time since the recession. The use of imported roundwood will continue to decrease slightly this year and next. The increasing use of wood has been hinted at the past few years by the increasing volume of domestic roundwood trade and removals, and its rate of growth is expected to slacken during the forecast period. The growing demand will be reflected in rising roundwood prices. The price of roundwood will also be pushed up next year by inflation. more...
12.04.2018

Growth in Forest Industry Exports Continues

New investments will have a significant impact on production figures for the forest sector in both 2018 and 2019. Growth in 2018 will be particularly strong in pulp exports as the Äänekoski pulp factory begins operating at full capacity. Exports of paperboard will also increase this year and next thanks to earlier investments. Exports of paper, the primary product of the forest industry, will continue to fall both this year and next, but prices may rise slightly. Exports of sawn goods will benefit from good prospects in all key market areas. Export prices of sawn goods is expected to rise as a result of increasing demand and accelerating inflation. more...
08.03.2018

BillerudKorsnäs changes senior management; Executive Vice President Christer Simrén leaves company

BillerudKorsnäs announced that a decision has been made to make a change to the senior management team leading to that the role as Executive Vice President will be removed and Christer Simrén will thereby leave the company. more...
07.02.2018

Dunkin' Donuts to Eliminate Foam Cups Worldwide in 2020

As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin' Donuts, a leading retailer of hot, brewed coffee, today announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018, with a targeted completion date of 2020. more...
01.02.2018

FEFCO/CCB Revision of the Reel Identification and Finishing Guidelines

FEFCO together with Cepi ContainerBoard (CCB) have released the second edition of the Reel Identification and Finishing Guidelines, available on their websites: http://www.fefco.org/technical-documents/reel-identification-and-finishing http://www.cepi-containerboard.org/ more...
01.02.2018

Resolute announces Yves Laflamme as President and CEO

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the selection and appointment of Yves Laflamme as Resolute's new president and chief executive officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, succeeding Richard Garneau. The announcement of Mr. Garneau's retirement today coincides with the announcement of the company's fourth quarter and 2017 annual results. more...
10.01.2018

Martti Asunta continues as Chairman of Metsäliitto Cooperative Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative elected in its constituent meeting Martti Asunta, M.Sc. (Forestry), to continue as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2005 and Chairman since 2008. more...
21.12.2017

Change in leadership: BASF decides on succession

Martin Brudermüller to succeed Kurt Bock as Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors in 2018; Kurt Bock to be proposed for election at the Annual Meeting 2020 as successor to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board; Hans-Ulrich Engel to become Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and to remain Chief Financial Officer; Board of Executive Directors to consist of seven instead of eight members. more...
01.11.2017

Johan Björkenheim to join Metsäliitto Cooperative’s Board of Directors

The Supervisory Board of Metsä Group’s parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, elected forestry and agriculture entrepreneur Johan Björkenheim to be a new member of Metsäliitto Cooperative’s Board of Directors as of 1 January 2018. Björkenheim has a long time experience from forestry as well as from positions of trust in Metsäliitto Cooperative. He has been a member of the Representative Council during the years 1999–2011 and a member of the Supervisory Board as from 2011. more...
31.10.2017

Changes in SCA’s Group Management

Mats Sandgren will leave his position as President of Business Area Forest as of April 1 2018. He will work on as senior advisor in SCA’s corporate staff. He will continue to report to Ulf Larsson, SCA’s President and CEO. more...

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