Forest Products

Södra has built the world’s first plant for commercial biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest biomass, at the company’s pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden. Over the next few days, a first pilot delivery will go to Emmelev A/S, a customer that... Read more


2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Finnish forest machine company Ponsse. Today, the family-owned company, which started as an idea by forest machine entrepreneur Einari Vidgrén in a small village workshop, operates in harvesting markets in 40... Read more


Printing has been around for thousands of years; in fact, the world’s oldest print book The Diamond Sutra was produced in 868 A.D. Since then, printing has come a long way, but in 2019 it faces a new challenge – to exist sustainably. Printing is... Read more

Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood is an open platform developed to connect people and innovation in the wood construction industry. Open Source Wood gathers ideas and designs from all corners of the globe and makes them available for all, free of... Read more

When we think of sustainability, we don’t often think of the print industry and its abundance of paper. Back in the days of the first ever printed book, The Gutenberg Bible, this was less of a worry, as the print industry began its life and was... Read more

The Chinese ban on waste imports, implemented in January 2018, has led to "a crisis situation" in the European paper recycling sector, with a chronic oversupply of recovered paper and plummeting prices according to the European Recycling... Read more

Verksbyen, a new green neighbourhood in Fredrikstad in Norway, showcases the future of sustainable living. As part of the project, construction company Arca Nova Bolig is building five five-storey apartment buildings situated in Capjon Park area... Read more

Forestry tech company CollectiveCrunch has announced the closure of a €600k funding round led by Finland’s Thominvest, bringing the company’s total funding to €1-million. Existing and new angel investors also participated to complete the round... Read more

Operations are underway at Egger Group's state-of-the-art chipboard production plant in for furniture manufacturing in Biskupiec, Poland. The new 650,000 m³ facility will be Egger's 19th worldwide and the first in Poland... Read more

Land Life Company, a reforestation company, and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell today announced the launch of a new, data-driven reforestation project in the Castilla y León region of Spain. Read more

In 2018, Nokian Tyres launched a whole new type of tractor tyre. Combining the strength of an earthmoving tyre with a new kind of lug pattern, the versatile new Nokian Tractor King tyre pushed the boundaries of tractor work in demanding forestry... Read more

In 1970 Finnish forestry entrepreneur Einari Vidgren searched to find forestry machines sufficiently powerful for his needs. Read more

Stora Enso and Sulapac have teamed up to help tackle the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that brings together 20,000 tech enthusiasts from around the world. Read more

Stora Enso has increased its ownership up to 100% in the Swedish company Cellutech AB. The company specialises in the development of new materials and applications based on cellulose, micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC) and other wood-based components. Read more

Smurfit Kappa Piteå is the largest paper mill in the Smurfit Kappa Group and one of Sweden's leading companies in the paper-based packaging sector. Read more

Metsä Group’s R&D arm Metsä Spring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corporation have established a joint venture, through which they will invest around €40 million in building and operating a test plant to develop new technology for converting paper-grade pu Read more

The Sappi Group of South Africa is a global leader in the manufacture of dissolving wood pulp specialities and packaging papers, as well as graphic printing papers and bio-chemical products. Read more

Lenzing Group, a global market leader in specialty cellulosic fibers, and Duratex, the biggest producer of industrialised wood panels in the Southern Hemisphere, will be forming a joint venture. Read more

The new Nokian Tractor King, featuring radical new developments in tractor tyre technology, has been launched at the Euroforest 2018 exhibition, taking place from 21–23 June. Read more

Wood-based construction has been receiving growing attention thanks to the environmental benefits it offers, and additive manufacturing is making this an increasingly viable option. Read more

  • Ponsse turns 50

  • Diamond Sutra

  • Open Source Wood challenge: large wall panel connections

  • paper waste

  • A Forest

  • CollectiveCrunch