Wood-based panels

Hunton orders components for wood-fibre mat line

02.05.2017 − Norwegian Hunton Fiber has ordered additional components for a line to make flexible wood-fibre mats planned at its Gjøvik headquarters in the past few weeks. » more


Arauco breaks ground on Grayling particleboard mill

27.04.2017 − Arauco North America started actual construction work on a new particleboard mill planned for the site in Grayling, Michigan on 12 April. » more

Pfleiderer agrees two new credit lines covering €450m

24.04.2017 − Polish Pfleiderer Group has now concluded the negotiations which have been in progress since March on the setting-up of two new secured credit lines for a total sum of €450m. » more

Accsys and Medite building Tricoya facility in Hull

19.04.2017 − Consortium wants to build the first Tricoya plant to make acetylated wood chips in Hull in the UK.» more

Paged plywood sales increase to 194,300 m³

18.04.2017 − Polish Paged Sklejka increased plywood sales over the whole of 2016 by 16.6% to 194,300 m³.» more

Kastamonu purchases used particleboard lines

14.04.2017 − During the first quarter, Turkish Kastamonu Entegre Agac San. bought the main production lines from two decommissioned particleboard plants in France and Italy. » more

Metsä Wood to build Estonian plywood plant in Pärnu

14.04.2017 − Metsä Wood is to build the birch-plywood plant in Pärnu/Estonia, where the company has acquired a 10-hectare industrial site.» more

Russian plywood production slightly higher again in 2016

12.04.2017 − The minor improvement in Russian plywood output recorded in recent years continued to play out in 2016. » more

Kronospan planning to invest more in Belarus

07.04.2017 − Kronospan group intends to invest up to USD200m in expanding its Belarusian mills and create 120 new jobs in 2017 and 2018, according to a report by the BeITA news agency. » more

Russia exported 13% more birch plywood

06.04.2017 − The upward spiral in Russian birch plywood exports levelled off a little in the second half of last year after stronger growth in the first two quarters. » more

Greenply to build new plywood plant in Sandila

31.03.2017 − According to an ad hoc notice published on 16 March, the board of directors of Indian Greenply Industries has approved the construction of a new plywood plant in Sandila (Uttar Pradesh, India). » more

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

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