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German hardwood-plywood imports down by 2%

23.06.2017 − Following continuous growth in 2016, German hardwood-plywood imports in the first quarter of 2017 declined by 2.3% to 167,774 m³. » more

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German foreign trade in OSB continues to decrease

21.06.2017 − Germany’s OSB imports fell again in the first quarter after a reversal in fortunes in the fourth quarter of 2016. » more

Metsä Wood to start test runs on new LVL line in June

20.06.2017 − According to a project update published on 30 May, the Metsä Wood division of the Finnish Metsä Group has now largely completed installation work on its new production line for Kerto LVL. » more

Greenply fills MDF production capacity for 2016/2017

19.06.2017 − In the 2016/2017 financial year (31 March), Indian Greenply Industries achieved year-on-year growth in MDF production of 6.6 % to 189,171 m³. » more

EU duty-free quota filled on 26 May

17.06.2017 − The duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU was used up on 26 May this year. » more

Several kitchen producers to switch to low-emission WBPs

15.06.2017 − Over the past few weeks, more kitchen furniture companies have opted to switch manufacturing entirely to wood-based panels with reduced formaldehyde emissions. » more

Decospan increases investment sum to €40m

14.06.2017 − Belgian Decospan has postponed some of the building and expansion measures for the headquarters site in Menen announced in 2015. » more

MLT to invest in second OSB plant

13.06.2017 − With the building of a new plant in Oblast Sverdlovsk on the eastern perimeter of the Urals, Russian Modern Lumber Technologies (MLT) plans to further expand OSB production capacity in the medium term. » more

Kronospan poised to invest about €330m in Sanem

09.06.2017 − Kronospan group wants to undertake a further expansion of its site in Sanem, Luxembourg that does business as Kronospan Luxembourg in the coming years. » more

Sonae Industria grows in all three business fields

02.06.2017 − In the first quarter of 2017, Sonae Industria SGPS showed improvement in turnover and results figures not only year-on-year but also, in terms of results, vis-à-vis the weak fourth quarter.» more

Hunton Fiber orders entire front-end from Andritz

24.05.2017 − Austrian Andritz is to supply the entire front-end for a flexible wood-fibre mat line that the Norwegian insulating board producer Hunton Fiber is planning. » more

Egger Group builds new Polish plant in Biskupiec

22.05.2017 − Austrian Egger Group aims to build a new particleboard plant at its north-eastern Polish site in Biskupiec by the end of 2018. » more

OSB line in Zary was damaged by fire

19.05.2017 − In the night of 14 to 15 May, the OSB line at Swiss Krono, Zary (Poland), a company owned by the Swiss Krono Group, was damaged by fire. » more

Homann issuing new bond

18.05.2017 − German Homann Holzwerkstoffe is planning to partly refinance the corporate bond maturing on 14 December with a new bond with a volume of up to €50m. » more

Siempelkamp finalises acquisition of Pallmann

17.05.2017 − Siempelkamp has acquired the remaining 25% stake in Pallmann with effect from 1 April, as planned, thus boosting its shareholding to 100%. » more

Norbord’s assembly work on schedule in Inverness

16.05.2017 − The work being performed by Norbord to replace the two multi-tier units at the Inverness-Morayhill OSB works in Scotland is still on schedule and on budget. » more

Pfleiderer Group corrects its sales figures for 2016

11.05.2017 − In its business report for 2016 published on 26 April, Pfleiderer Group misrepresented the sales figures for the individual product groups.» more

Metro-Ply makes first board using CPS+ press

04.05.2017 − Thai Metro-Ply made the first board at a particleboard plant installed at its Prachinburi facility on 20 March.» more

Artison to order bamboo line from Siempelkamp

02.05.2017 − Indian Artison Agrotech Pvt., which until now has specialised in the development of bamboo plantations, intends to order a continuous production line for bamboo particleboard from German Siempelkamp. » more

Hunton orders components for wood-fibre mat line

28.04.2017 − 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