Wood-based panels

Garncia plans to build a second plant in France

17.07.2018 − The Spanish plywood manufacturer Garnica plans to build a second veneer plant in the French region of Grand Est.» more

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Swiss Krono intends to further expand OSB capacities

16.07.2018 − The Swiss Krono Group intends to significantly expand its OSB capacities by means of debottlenecking measures in existing plants and the construction of additional production lines.» more

XyloSuisse has completed acquisition in Shatura

13.07.2018 − XyloSuisse, founded by Swiss investors, yesterday completed the contractually in mid-November 2017 agreed takeover of particleboard production from the Russian furniture manufacturer AO MK Shatura.» more

North America: Capacity leap in wood-based panels

12.07.2018 − With the commissioning of three particleboard plants and two MDF/HDF plants, North American production capacities for wood-based panels will increase significantly over the next two years.» more

GreenPlac wants to invest in second production line

10.07.2018 − The Brazilian company Asperbras plans to expand the MDF/HDF plant at the Água Clara/Mato Grosso do Sul site by a second production line in the foreseeable future.» more

Latvijas Finieris plans to invest another €200m

09.07.2018 − Latvian birch plywood producer Latvijas Finieris has decided on a new investment package for the period 2018 to 2023 totalling €200m.» more

Kronospan also wants to get in plywood production

06.07.2018 − In addition to continuing high investment activity in the particleboard, MDF/HDF and OSB product segment, the Kronospan Group also plans to enter plywood production in the course of the next year.» more

British imports of wood based panels fell slightly

04.07.2018 − After mostly double-digit growth in 2016 and 2017, British particleboard and MDF/HDF imports declined slightly again in the first quarter.» more

Europe: Wood-based panels production up 3.0 %

03.07.2018 − According to figures compiled by the European Panel Federation (EPF), European wood-based panels production increased last year by 3.0 % to 57.6m m³.» more

Foot follows Macdonald in EPF-Managing Board

02.07.2018 − Neil Foot, Managing Director of the Irish MDF and OSB manufacturer Medite Smartply, was elected to the Managing Board of the European Wood-Based Panels Association.» more

Grupo Losán doubles particleboard capacity in Cuenca

27.06.2018 − The Spanish Grupo Losán recommissioned the particleboard plant Fuentes/Cuenca, operating under the name Losán Pina, at the end of April. » more

Mieco with significant declines in sales and earnings

27.06.2018 − Malaysian Mieco Chipboard generated sales of 80.6m ringgit in the first quarter.Great Platform, the MDF and particleboard manufacturer acquired at the end of February, contributed 8.8m ringgit.» more

Michel to head the Siempelkamp Group in 2019

26.06.2018 − Effective August 1, the Advisory Board of the Siempelkamp Group has appointed Christoph Michel to the Management Board of G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG. » more

Kronospan has expanded investment budget in Eastaboga

25.06.2018 − The Kronospan Group intends to invest a total of US$463m in the ongoing expansion of its US site in Eastaboga/Alabama, creating 310 new jobs. » more

Vanachai: Export sales decreased by 12%

25.06.2018 − The Thai wood-based panels manufacturer Vanachai generated consolidated total sales of Baht2.301bn in the first quarter, down 14% year-on-year. » more

Büttner to deliver dryer and combination burner to VMG

22.06.2018 − Lithuanian UAB Vakaru Medienos Grupe (VMG) has ordered a drum dryer in dimensions of 6.5 x 35 R for its particleboard project in Alkmene in northern Lithuania from German Büttner. » more

Dieffenbacher supplies particleboard line to Starwood

21.06.2018 − Turkish particleboard and MDF/HDF manufacturer Starwood has ordered the essential components for a particleboard plant from the Dieffenbacher Group. » more

Germany imported 9% more OSB during the first quarter

15.06.2018 − Supply problems that have existed on Germany’s OSB market for a few months now have left their mark on foreign trade statistics too in the first quarter of 2018. » more

New English-language of EUWID Special released

15.06.2018 − The third English-language special edition of EUWID has been released today. » more

Start-up of Pollmeier’s new veneer lay-up line delayed

15.06.2018 − Pollmeier will probably not be putting the new veneer lay-up line for LVL production into operation until the end of 2018. » more

Schattdecor to install three treating lines at Chekhov site

14.06.2018 − Schattdecor has partly expanded a programme of investments announced in spring 2017, which was to involve investing about €120m in increasing production capacity by the end of 2018 under plans at that time.» more

German raw particleboard exports continue to climb

11.06.2018 − Supply problems that emerged on Germany’s raw particleboard market in February and, above all, in March have hardly had an impact on foreign trade. » more

Coillte’s wood-based panel sales up by roughly 8 %

07.06.2018 − The “Medite Smartply” division of Irish Coillte Teoranta boosted its MDF sales volume by 3 % in the business year 2017 to 429,000 m³.» more

Hexion’s sales revenue boosted by transferring costs

06.06.2018 − The growth registered in sales generated by the US-American Hexion in the first quarter was governed mostly the transfer of the higher costs for raw materials.» more

Arauco posts higher output and deliveries

06.06.2018 − The Wood Products division of Chilean Celulosa Arauco y Constitutión (Arauco) markedly increased output and deliveries of wood-based panels compared with the previous year as well as the previous quarter. » more

Wanhua Ecoboard orders three particleboard plants

05.06.2018 − Chinese Wanhua Ecoboard has ordered three more particleboard plants in the last three months from Dieffenbacher. » more

Prefere being sold to Silverfleet Capital Partners

04.06.2018 − British Silverfleet Capital Partners is aiming to acquire the majority holding in German Prefere Resins Holding. » more

Egger group contacts wood suppliers in USA

30.05.2018 − At a meeting organised through the North Carolina Forest Service, Egger group established first contacts with potential wood suppliers for the proposed particleboard plant in Lexington/North Carolina. » more

Four lines to start operating in Brazil soon

28.05.2018 − The ramp-up of three new MDF/HDF lines and the restart of a closed particleboard and MDF/HDF mill will lead to a significant increase in capacity within Brazil's wood-based panel industry.» more

Canada continues to export large amounts of OSB

24.05.2018 − Canadian OSB exports stabilised in the first quarter at the level reached after soaring in the third and fourth quarters of 2017. » more