RISI provides online and printed pricing and market news, analysis, information and benchmarking products and services targeted to companies operating throughout the forest product
industry supply chain, including timber, pulp, paper and packaging producers, industry suppliers, consumer products companies and commercial printers.
certification is a program still in its infancy, with one of the major programs having recently celebrated only its tenth anniversary.
Participants in a 1998 national workshop of community based ecosystem management sponsored by AMERICAN FORESTS identified several innovative fools for stewardship, including forest product
certification; forest banking low-impact harvesting and small-scale technologies for processing small-diameter and traditionally low value trees, non-timber forest products
such as mushrooms, medicinols, and decorative greens, and creating economic value from ecological services such as carbon sequestration or water quality protection.
Ginseng is probably the preeminent special forest product
in the East," he says, "although there are many other possibilities.
A roadmap is being prepared that reflects consensus of the forest product
industries," said Jones.
While losing hockey for a year (or possibly more) may be tough on the Canadian psyche, the effects of the forest product
challenges are likely to be more lasting, in the form of closed mills and job losses.
I start with what the consumer wants, what kinds of facilities and equipment are needed to meet those wants, and then what forest product
will fill that need.
Single out demand determinants, stay on top of the changing forest product
certification system/standards, and get a rudimentary overview of select products, and their classifications.
and a leader of Technology Summit II, noted that the United States spends US$ 300 billion in R&D per year, but that the forest product
industry's share of that spending is declining.
Our timber pricing data supports South Carolina's landowner initiative to plant more trees - it's a win-win situation for landowners and the forest product
manufacturers moving to South Carolina," said Pete Stewart, president and founder of F2M.
The service, known as Free on Board (FOB) Delivered, uses actual data from major forest product
industry players to establish credible benchmark costs for delivered raw materials, including every variable associated with getting a tree removed from the forest and delivered to a mill.
The Chinese government has approved a plan to build a complete forest product
supply chain including five million hectares of plantations near the southeast coast with three or four 500,000 metric ton wood pulp mills and several paper mills near the plantations.