Wood-based panels

Metsä Wood starts test runs at Pärnu and Äänekoski

16.03.2018 − Metsä Wood division within Metsä Group started test runs at two new mills built in Pärnu, Estonia and Äänekoski, Finland in February. » more


Egger Group issues a new €150m bond

16.03.2018 − Egger Holzwerkstoffe completed the issuance of a new hybrid bond announced in mid-February at the start of March. » more

Further growth in exports of raw particleboard

14.03.2018 − German exports of raw particleboard rose even more sharply in the fourth quarter of 2017 than in the preceding quarter. » more

Sveza concludes takeover of Tyumen Plywood Mill

13.03.2018 − Russian Sveza Group completed its contractually-agreed acquisition of all the shares in Tyumen Plywood Mill, in November 2017 following approval from the Russian cartel authority FAS. » more

Andritz sold a total of 14 refiners in 2017

12.03.2018 − Austrian Andritz sold 14 refiners to the MDF/HDF and fibreboard industry altogether during the course of 2017. » more

Roseburg expanding into Canada with Pembroke MDF

12.03.2018 − At the beginning of March, US-American Roseburg Forest Products signed a general agreement for taking over Canadian Pembroke MDF. » more

German foreign trade in OSB heading upwards again

09.03.2018 − After the losses in the third quarter of 2017, German exports and imports of OSB recovered again to some degree at the end of the year with both export and import volumes higher than a year earlier.» more

AGT substantiates plans for second MDF/HDF plant

08.03.2018 − Turkish AGT Agac San has been giving concrete shape to its long-standing plans for building a second MDF/HDF production line in the last few months. » more

Greenply reports almost 20% growth in MDF revenues

07.03.2018 − Indian Greenply Industries has reported a 16.0% growth in MDF sales to 43,790 m³ in the third quarter of its 2017/2018 financial year (31 March). » more

Forte particleboard mill now up and running

02.03.2018 − Polish Fabryki Mebli Forte made the first board at a particleboard mill at its Suwalki complex on 3 February. » more

Japan imported 7% more plywood in fourth quarter

02.03.2018 − Japanese plywood imports were up 7.1% at 742,948 m³ in the fourth quarter of last year after growing in the first (+11.0%) and second (+2.2%) quarters and decreasing in the third quarter (-1.2%). » more

9.0% increase registered in Finland’s plywood output

01.03.2018 − After the slightly regressive development in 2015 and 2016, the Finnish plywood industry succeeded in boosting its output at a greater rate again last year. » more

Methanex posts sharp growth in revenues and earnings

28.02.2018 − Rising sales and prices during the course of the year paved the way for a significant improvement in revenues at Canadian Methanex. » more

Covestro to boost MDI capacity in Tarragona

26.02.2018 − Covestro wants to raise the annual capacity of its MDI plant in Tarragona, Spain by 50,000 tonnes to about 220,000 tonnes by 2022 through a debottlenecking project. » more

Canadian OSB exports headed higher last year

26.02.2018 − Canada exported much more OSB in the second half of the year after a rather subdued first six months of 2017. » more

Raute selling LVL line to client in north-east Asia

23.02.2018 − Finnish Raute landed an order for an LVL line from a company in north-east Asia during January. » more

Homanit drops plans to acquire Baltwood

22.02.2018 − German Homanit Holding and Lithuanian Grigeo have terminated a letter of intent signed in mid-September 2017 for the sale of the hard fibreboard producer Grigeo Baltwood. » more

Dieffenbacher supplying press to Tableros Hispanos

21.02.2018 − Spanish Tableros Hispanos ordered the main components for a project to modernise an existing multi-opening line from Dieffenbacher in October 2017. » more

Duratex selling hardboard lines to Eucatex

20.02.2018 − Brazilian Duratex intends to sell its hardboard manufacturing assets in Botucatu, São Paulo to Eucatex. Eucatex made a binding offer for these assets at the end of January.» more

Forte concludes new supply contract with Pfleiderer

19.02.2018 − On 5 February, Polish Fabryki Mebli Forte concluded a long-term supply contract with Pfleiderer Polska, which belongs to the Pfleiderer Group. » more

Spain: Another reduction registered plywood imports

14.02.2018 − After the rise in the first half of last year, Spanish plywood imports took a downturn again in the third quarter. » more

Pronounced shifts in Russian plywood exports

12.02.2018 − The shifts that had already been observed in Russian birch-plywood exports in the first half-year 2017 were perpetuated into the third quarter as well. » more

Pfleiderer creating reserves for Polish cartel fine

10.02.2018 − Pfleiderer Group and Pfleiderer Wieruszów created reserves totalling PLN38.7m on 18 January after the Polish anti-trust authority issued a ruling on 28 December 2017.» more

Advachem investing €12m in new formaldehyde reactor

08.02.2018 − Belgian Advachem is set to almost double its formaldehyde manufacturing capacity by installing a third reactor. » more

Hardly any change in composite-panel sales in 2017

05.02.2018 − The North American chipboard and MDF/HDF industry closed 2017 as a whole at more or less the same level as the year before. » more

Egger orders short-cycle press from Siempelkamp

01.02.2018 − Egger group will be enlarging its laminating capacity at the parent works in St. Johann, Austria, as well this year. » more

Another dip in German raw particleboard production

30.01.2018 − German raw particleboard manufacturing (commodity tariff number 1621 13 131) slipped a little in the third quarter of last year after already declining in the second quarter of 2017. » more

Kastamonu purchases two Depalor short-cycle presses

29.01.2018 − Turkish Kastamonu Entegre acquired two short-cycle presses from the Depalor mill in Phalsbourg, France, which closed back in 2013, from Swiss Krono Group in July 2017. » more

Swiss Krono Group delivers 4% growth in revenues

26.01.2018 − Swiss Krono Group boosted its consolidated gross revenues by 4.2% to CHF1.83bn in the 2016/2017 financial year (ended 30 September) compared with one year earlier when they stood at CHF1.757bn. » more

Kronospan orders machinery for US mill in Eastaboga

24.01.2018 − Kronospan group ordered the main machinery for a long-planned particleboard mill in Eastaboga in the US state of Alabama in December 2017. » more