Wood-based panels

Recovery in German imports of softwood plywood

15.12.2017 − According to provisional information from Destatis, the federal statistics office, German imports of softwood plywood rose by 14.7% in the third quarter of 2017 to 86,785m³.» more

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Fenglin to replace MDF lines at Nanning headquarters

14.12.2017 − Chinese Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group intends to install a new line to make particleboard at its headquarters in Nanning in Guangxi province on the site of an existing MDF line. » more

Steico’s second LVL line starts regular operations

11.12.2017 − Steico took delivery of a second LVL line installed in Czarna Woda at the start of November with the successful completion of the 80% performance test. » more

Sveza planning to take over Tyumen plywood works

08.12.2017 − Russian Sveza Group intends to take over Tyumen Plywood Plant. Sveza has already signed a purchase agreement with the current Tyumen owner and managing director Almira Karimova.» more

70% utilisation at Centuryply’s new MDF works

01.12.2017 − In the third quarter of the 2017/2018 business year (31 March), Indian Centuryply aims to utilise 75% of the capacity of the MDF works put into operation in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, at the end of July.» more

Siempelkamp Qingdao to supply plant to Vanachai

28.11.2017 − Thai Vanachai Group placed an order with Siempelkamp for a 4 ft chipboard production plant in October. » more

Russian plywood exports just shy of last year

27.11.2017 − Russian birch plywood exports suffered a setback in the second quarter after experiencing minor growth in the first three months.» more

CMPC: Decline in plywood sales continues

24.11.2017 − In the third quarter, Chilean Empresas CMPC sold a total volume of 80,000m³ plywood. Vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year, sales therefore dropped by 26%. » more

XyloSuisse to take over chipboard works from Shatura

21.11.2017 − Russian MK Shatura wants to sell its chipboard production plant to XyloSuisse, a company founded for this transaction. » more

Egger starts assembling a dryer in Biskupiec

20.11.2017 − Egger group has started work to assemble the first production machinery at a particleboard mill in Biskupiec in north-eastern Poland in a construction project that began at the start of September. » more

Arauco poised to boost total capacity to almost 11m m³

16.11.2017 − Celulosa Arauco y Constitución is set to raise its overall wood-based panel capacity to almost 11 million m³ per year by acquiring Masisa do Brasil and building a new particleboard mill in Grayling, Michigan.» more

Three OSB mills to get up and running in North America

15.11.2017 − Canadian Groupe Forex has started to commission an OSB mill that it built in Amos, Quebec. The mill made its first strands on 29 September, with the first board set to be made before the end of November. » more

Government support for Duratex project in Alagoas

13.11.2017 − The Brazilian state of Alagoas is to provide financial support for plans to build a wood-based panel site in north-eastern Brazil announced in late 2014 by Brazilian Duratex.» more

Steico using Homatherm technology in Czárnkow

10.11.2017 − Steico will use core components acquired from the insolvency assets of Homatherm France in the installation of a new production line at its mill in Czárnkow. » more

Sonae Arauco expects stoppage for about four months

09.11.2017 − Forest fires in the Portuguese districts of Coimbra and Viseu have also caused major damage to mills in Oliveira do Hospital and Mangualde run by Sonae Arauco. » more

Classification system for VOC has been withdrawn

07.11.2017 − Regulatory efforts relating to VOC emissions that are under way in both the European Union and individual countries have experienced mixed fortunes in recent months. » more

UPM set to invest €50m in its Chudovo location

06.11.2017 − UPM-Kymmene intends to spend about €50m on expanding its Russian birch plywood mill in Chudovo. » more

BASF resumes operations at its North Harbour

03.11.2017 − Following the completion of repairs, BASF resumed operations at the North Harbour of its Ludwigshafen complex, which was shut for a long time after a serious explosion on 17 October. » more

Elliotis pine plywood exports up 25% in Q3

02.11.2017 − Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports rose even more in the third quarter than they had in the first two quarters of this year. » more

Sonae Arauco idles two facilities in Portugal

27.10.2017 − Sonae Arauco temporarily shut down its two Portuguese facilities in Oliveira do Hospital and Mangualde on 16 October. » more

First English-language version EUWID Special published

27.10.2017 − EUWID’s first English-language special edition was released on 13 October 2017. » more

Kronospan to boost OSB capacity via several projects

26.10.2017 − Kronospan wants to strengthen its position as Europe’s leading OSB manufacturer by making investments in a number of different types of projects at several locations. » more

Methanol contract price also slightly higher

25.10.2017 − The European methanol contract price for fourth-quarter deliveries rose slightly again after a strong leap in the first half followed by a sizeable drop in the third quarter. » more

Concordia plant renamed Egger Argentina

24.10.2017 − A particleboard and MDF mill in Concordia (Entre Rios, Argentina) that Austrian Egger group acquired from Masisa with effect from 29 September has had a new name since 1 October: Egger Argentina.» more

Borg Group interested in chipboard assets of CHH

23.10.2017 − Australian Borg Group is aiming to acquire the chipboard assets of Carter Holt Harvey Pinepanels (CHH) at the facilities in Oberon, New South Wales, and Mount Gambier, South Australia. » more

Homann adhering to sales and results targets for 2017

18.10.2017 − After the rather sluggish development in results in the first half-year, due above all to increases in glue costs, German Homann is aiming to raise its EBITDA considerably in the second half of the year. » more

Egger group concludes purchase of Masisa works

16.10.2017 − On 29 September, Austrian Egger group concluded the takeover of the Concordia chipboard and MDF works (province of Entre Ríos, Argentina) of Maderas y Sinteticos S.A. (Masisa) agreed by contract in mid-July. » more

Dieffenbacher’s facility in Czech Republic extended

12.10.2017 − Dieffenbacher has significantly extended the production facility trading under the name of Dieffenbacher CZ hydraulické lisy in the Czech Republic over the last few months. » more

Homanit to acquire Lithuanian Grigeo Baltwood

09.10.2017 − German Homann Holzwerkstoffe signed a letter of intent to acquire Lithuanian Grigeo Baltwood in late September. » more

Egger receives building permit for the facility in Biskupiec

02.10.2017 − The Egger group received a building permit for a particleboard mill planned in Biskupiec, Poland in the first half of September after multiple delays.» more