US kitchen manufacturers file suit against China

22.03.2019 − The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) filed an anti-dumping action against China with the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC) on 6 March.» more

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German DIY market grew again in 2018

22.03.2019 − The DIY and home improvement centers in Germany generated gross sales of € 18.75bn in the 2018 financial year, exceeding the previous year's level by 1.6 %. » more
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Forex: LVL production shutdown has been extended

21.03.2019 − For the time being, the Canadian Groupe Forex will not restart LVL production at the Amos/Québec site, which was discontinued at the beginning of the year. » more

Vaagen Timber to launch CLT and gluelam plant shortly

21.03.2019 − US-American Vaagen Timber is investing around US$17m in the construction of a combined cross- laminated timber (CLT) and gluelam plant in Colville, Washington. » more
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Damaged wood in Czech Republic estimated at 30m m³

21.03.2019 − The research institute Czech Forest is reckoning with at least 30m m³ of beetle-damaged wood in 2019. » more
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AFI: high loss due to sale of wooden flooring division

20.03.2019 − As a consequence of the sale of the wooden flooring division, which was concluded at the end of 2018, Armstrong Flooring (AFI) was confronted with significant declines in revenue. » more

Titanium dioxide makers face a big drop in volumes

14.03.2019 − The persistently weak state of the titanium dioxide market culminated in a significant drop in manufacturers’ sales in the fourth quarter of 2018. » more