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Brazilian wood-based panels

market cooled in third quarter

The Brazilian wood-based panel market took a turn for the worse again in the third quarter after strengthening slightly in the first half of 2019. Based on figures that the industry association Indústria brasileira de árvores... more


KAP facing cartel penalty of 10% of annual revenues

A cartel case launched against the wood-based panel manufacturers PG Bison Ltd., based in Johannesburg, and Sonae Arauco South Africa (Pty) Ltd., headquartered in Sandton in Gauteng Province, on 13 March 2016 has moved into the next phase: at... more

Further decline in foreign trade in particleboard

German foreign trade in raw particleboard has slowed continuously so far this year, compared with the respective periods of last year as well as the preceding quarters. According to the figures from the federal statistics office, Destatis, of... more

Formaldehyde: Storage place

may not play a role after all

Selling off inventories of wood-based panels manufactured by 31 December 2019 in accordance with the current version of the German Chemical Prohibition Ordinance (ChemVerbotsVO) might be allowed regardless of the place of storage after all once... more

Visitor numbers at

Mosbuild fair up by 19%

At this year’s Mosbuild building and interiors exhibition, which took place from 02 to 05 April 2019 in Moscow, a total of 77,338 (2018: 65,263) visitors were recorded; this corresponds to a 19% increase vis à vis last year’s... more

Fitecma records drop in

exhibitors and visitors

Fitecma, the wood processing trade fair held in Buenos Aires from 02 to 06 July, recorded less interest from exhibitors and visitors than at the previous event in June 2017. According to the trade fair report published by the Argentinian... more


Peter Stadler, who has worked in various positions for M. Kaindl Holzindustrie KG (Wals, Austria), the Swiss Krono Group and the Kronospan Group since 1984, left management of Kronospan Luxembourg S.A. (Sanem) in October 2019.... more

Pinnacle: higher raw material costs lead to loss

In the third quarter of 2019 higher production costs and write-downs compared to last year contributed to the fact that, at -Can$0.7m (+1.5m), net profit of Canadian pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group Inc. (Vancouver, British... more

GP: Warrenton sawmill

officially commissioned

On 06 November 2019 US Georgia Pacific LLC (GP), Atlanta, Georgia, officially commissioned its new sawmill in Warrenton, Georgia. Construction of the 350m bdft mill commenced in spring 2018. The investment volume, according to GP, amounts to... more

Conifex concludes

sale of Fort St. James

At the beginning of November Canadian Conifex Timber Inc. (Vancouver, British Columbia) concluded the sale of its Fort St. James sawmill, including logging licenses, to Hampton Lumber Inc. (Portland, Oregon). According to Conifex, the sales... more

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