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DIY chains hardly altered their OSB prices since spring

Major DIY chains in Germany have hardly altered their OSB prices at all since the first quarter of 2019. This factor, combined with falling purchasing prices since the third quarter of 2018, has allowed margins in the OSB business to improve... more


Central European MDF/HDF buyers paying

more attention to safeguarding supply again

Central European MDF/HDF markets have faced diverging trends over the past few weeks, according to manufacturers and buyers. Demand from industrial buyers has fared a little better on the whole despite a slowdown since the end of June 2019,... more

Kastamonu’s CEO Yildiz giving

keynote at GreCon symposium

Haluk Yildiz, the CEO of the Turkish wood-based panel and laminate flooring manufacturer Kastamonu Entegre Agac San. ve Tic. A.S., headquartered in Istanbul, will provide an overview of the situation facing the Turkish wood-based panel industry... more

EPF annual report now

available to order

The annual report of the European Panel Federation (EPF), based in Brussels, which was unveiled at its annual general meeting in Dunblane, Scotland from 26 to 28 June 2019, can now be ordered from the EPF secretariat. At almost 300 pages, the... more

OSB producers working on verifying VOC compliance

OSB manufacturers and buyers are increasingly discussing the required verification of VOC emissions from certain building products. This requirement is contained in the Model Administrative Provisions – Technical Building Rules (MVV TB),... more

Further turnover decline for

German furniture industry

In April 2019 turnover of the German furniture industry fell short of the preceding year’s figure for the second consecutive time. According to statistics issued by the Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie (VDM), Bad Honnef, which... more

German furniture exports

decline by 2.4% in April

In April 2019 German furniture exports declined by 2.4%. According to the Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie (VDM), Bad Honnef, exports of upholstered furniture and office furniture declined at a double-digit rate in each case - by 16.3%... more

1.8% rise in incoming orders

for kitchen industry in April

In April 2019 incoming orders of the German kitchen furniture industry increased by 1.8%. According to the order statistics of the Herford-based Verbände der Holz- und Möbelindustrie published in the business report of the Verband der... more

Shut down for several weeks

at Tableros Hispanos

The particleboard plant of Spanish Tableros Hispanos S.L.U. (Nadela, Lugo province), which belongs to Peruvian Grupo Martín (Lima), had to be shut down temporarily on 26 May 2019. The reason for the shut down, according to several media... more

Greenlam acquires Swiss distributor Decolan

Indian laminate manufacturer Greenlam Industries Ltd. (New Delhi) has taken over all shares in Swiss Decolan S.A. (Chiasso) via its subsidiary Greenlam Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Singapore). The transaction, for which the board of directors had... more

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