Wood-based panels

Rest of duty-free quota nearing last year’s level

24.03.2017 − Some 410,422 m³ of softwood plywood had been imported into the EU duty-free by the middle of March. » more

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Methanex sets a new production record

22.03.2017 − Canadian Methanex raised its methanol production by 33.8% in a year-on-year comparison to 1.859m tonnes in the final three months of 2016. » more

Peruvian Tapesa set for liquidation

20.03.2017 − The creditors’ committee for Peru’s sole particleboard manufacturer Tableros Peruanos (Tapesa) has decided to liquidate the company. » more

Germany imported more plywood again in Q4

17.03.2017 − Germany’s hardwood plywood imports edged 8% higher to 161,369 m³ in the fourth quarter of 2016. » more

Slowdown in German foreign trade in particleboard

13.03.2017 − German particleboard exports headed in mixed directions again last year. Raw particleboard exports improved slightly following a minor decrease in 2015. » more

KTC extends punitive duties on plywood imports

09.03.2017 − The Korea Trade Commission (KTC) decided to extend the anti-dumping duties on plywood imports from Malaysia and China, which were set to expire, for another three years on 17 February. » more

Andritz sold a total of nine refiners in 2016

03.03.2017 − The Panelboard division within Austrian Andritz sold a total of nine refiners last year. Four units will be delivered to China and two to Thailand. » more

Duty-free quota being used up a little more quickly

03.03.2017 − The depletion of the duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU has picked up the pace a little in the first half of February. » more

Canada: OSB exports grow by further 13.5%

28.02.2017 − The upward trend in Canadian OSB exports seen since 2010 continued in 2016. An increase of 13.5% to 5.438m m³ has been notified by Statistics Canada.» more

Duratex reports 13% jump in raw board sales

24.02.2017 − Brazilian Duratex increased its raw board sales by 12.6% to 373,698 m³ in the fourth quarter.» more

Atlantik sells 1.168m of its shares in Pfleiderer Group

23.02.2017 − Atlantik sold a total of 1,168,694 shares in Pfleiderer Group on 7 February, according to a notification submitted to the Polish stock market supervisory body Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego on 8 February. » more

Norbord invested USD33m in Inverness last year

17.02.2017 − Norbord spent a total of USD33m on replacing two multi-opening lines at its Scottish OSB mill in Morayhill near Inverness last year, according to its annual report, which was published on 3 February. » more

Finnish plywood production minimally down year on year

17.02.2017 − In spite of a sharp rise in the fourth quarter of 2016, Finnish plywood production for the whole of 2016 did not achieve year-on-year growth. » more

Kastamonu abandons plans to invest in Kaluga oblast

14.02.2017 − Turkish Kastamonu Entegre has definitively dropped plans to invest in the construction of a new particleboard mill in the Special Economic Zone of Lyudinovo in Kaluga oblast.» more

Weyerhaeuser: Fire results in production losses

13.02.2017 − In the fourth quarter of 2016, OSB production at US-American Weyerhaeuser, showed year-on-year decline of 6.6% to 651m sqft (basis 3/8"). » more

Finsa to install a second refiner at Luso-Finsa

10.02.2017 − Spanish Financiera Madereira (Finsa) placed an order for an EVO56 refiner to use in a particleboard and MDF mill in Nelas, Portugal that does business as Luso-Finsa, in the fourth quarter of 2016.» more

Hexion targets US$710m income from two note issues

08.02.2017 − By issuing two corporate notes, US-American Hexion aims to generate income totalling US$710m and thereby improve its financing situation. » more

Arauco North America inks technology contracts

07.02.2017 − Arauco North America has put pen to paper on the final paperwork for the delivery of technology for a particleboard mill that it is to build in Grayling, Michigan.» more

Tolko prepares High Prairie plant for recommissioning

03.02.2017 − Canadian Tolko Industries has provided details of its plans to recommission its OSB plant High Prairie (Alberta), which had been shut down indefinitely in February 2008. » more

Metsä Wood selling its wood elements business

02.02.2017 − Finnish Metsä Group is set to sell its wood elements business to Lapwall. The transfer of activities presently assigned to the Metsä Wood division is set to close by the end of January. » more

Swiss Krono Group raises revenues to €1.612bn

30.01.2017 − Swiss Krono Group posted group revenues equalling €1.612bn in the 2015/2016 financial year (ended 30 September). » more

Duty-free quota slower to be depleted than in 2016

27.01.2017 − The duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU is being drained a little slower this year than in 2016. » more

Frishman succeeds Shevelev as CEO at Sveza Group

26.01.2017 − Since 12 December 2016 Anatoly Frishman has been the new CEO at Russian Sveza Group. In this position he succeeds Alexander Shevelev. » more

Egger books roughly unchanged revenues

25.01.2017 − Austrian Egger group ended the first half of its 2016/2017 financial year (30 April) with relatively stable revenues and another improvement in its earnings. » more

Linex shuts down mill after a blaze

23.01.2017 − The particleboard mill run by French Linex Panneaux in the town of Allouville-Bellefosse had to temporarily shut down after an explosion on the late afternoon of 17 December 2016.» more

Vanachai, Yekalon and Losán order at Siempelkamp

19.01.2017 − In the fourth quarter of 2016, German Siempelkamp received three orders for continuous production lines. » more

Baishida Fibreboard orders refiner from Valmet

16.01.2017 − In the third quarter of 2016, Chinese Baishida Fibreboard Group ordered a further EVO46 refiner from Finnish Valmet. » more

German OSB exports have surged again

12.01.2017 − German OSB exports staged a strong recovery in the third quarter of 2016 after a temporary slowdown. » more

Wynnchurch Capital acquires Rosboro

04.01.2017 − At the beginning of December, US-American Wynnchurch Capital took over the engineered wood products (EWP) producer Rosboro.» more

Duratex raises stake in Tablemac to 99.6%

02.01.2017 − Brazilian Duratex has boosted its stake in Colombian Tablemac to 99.6% in two transactions during 2016. » more