New line at Balterio to start operations in April

28.01.2015 − The Belgian MDF/HDF and laminate-flooring manufacturer Spanolux div. Balterio intends to commission the digital-printing and lacquering line at its plant in Vielsalm during the course of April. » more

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EPLF members boosted their global sales marginally

28.01.2015 − The 21 ordinary members of the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) association saw their worldwide sales increase last year after falling in 2011 and 2012 and increasing slightly in 2013. » more
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Steico starts up seventh insulation board line

28.01.2015 − Insulation board manufacturer Steico commissioned a line installed in Czarna Woda, Poland to make thin wood fibre insulation board using wet technology in December after about nine months of...» more
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Metsä Group sells British pole manufacturer

27.01.2015 − With effect from 31 December 2014, Finnish Metsä Group sold the British pole manufacturer Burt Boulton & Haywood (BBH) to the producer of poles and railway sleepers ScanPole.» more

Slightly higher demand for pallets is anticipated

23.01.2015 − Whereas a number of pallet manufacturers are reporting rather sluggish business activity on European pallet markets, merchants and the industry’s purchasing organisations appear to be cautiously...» more

Spain: Residential construction to improve in 2015

18.01.2015 − Spanish building research institution, Itec, which belongs to the Euroconstruct network, forecasts an increase of 5% in 2015 vis à vis 2014 for residential construction activity in Spain. » more

German furniture industry sees growth in revenues

10.12.2014 − The German furniture industry experienced a 6.2 % recovery in total revenues to €1.572bn in September after falling in August. » more