Wood-based panels

Norbord has so far invested $88m in Inverness

16.08.2017 − By the end of the second quarter, Norbord had spent a total of $88m of the budgeted $135m for the OSB replacement investment project planned for the Inverness-Morayhill facility. » more

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Dieffenbacher sells another three wood-based panel plants

15.08.2017 − Dieffenbacher has sold three more wood-based panel plants with continuous presses since the Ligna trade fair. A CPS+ will be used for three of the new orders. » more

Duratex suffers further declines in sales

14.08.2017 − The declines in both sales and turnover in the Wood division of Brazilian Duratex which had already been evident in the first quarter of 2017, accelerated in the second quarter. » more

Strong growth in Rumanian OSB exports to the USA

11.08.2017 − With only slight growth in total imports, OSB deliveries from the EU to the USA in the first half increased more than tenfold year on year. » more

Vanachai has shown sharp rise in results since 2011

09.08.2017 − Consolidated turnover generated in 2016 by Thai Vanachai Group increased year on year by 2.9% to THO11.108bn, which is equivalent to €296.1m based on the closing at the end of the financial year.» more

Egger planning to invest €640m in three new facilities

07.08.2017 − Egger group wants to invest a total of around €640m in the greenfield projects in Biskupiec, Poland, and Lexington, North Carolina as well as the acquisition of the Concordia works in Argentina.» more

Panneaux d’Algérie to start producing wood-based panels

04.08.2017 − Algerian Big Star is planning to start producing MDF with the newly-founded subsidiary Panneaux d’Algérie during the course of the next two years. » more

Tolko to put High Prairie OSB works into service

03.08.2017 − Canadian Tolko Industries has given more concrete shape to the planned reopening of the works in High Prairie, Alberta, that had been shut down in February 2008. » more

Evergreen turnover stagnant since 2011 financial year

02.08.2017 − In 2016, consolidated turnover generated by Malaysian Evergreen Fibreboard (EFB) declined slightly year on year to MYR997.8m, equivalent to roughly €211.0m.» more

Norbord resumed operation in 100 Mile House

31.07.2017 − Norbord resumed operation at the 100 Mile House works in British Columbia at the end of week 29 after it had been temporarily shut down due to forest fires. » more

Egger announces US-American Greenfield project

28.07.2017 − Austrian Egger Group has now made a firm decision regarding the location of Lexington/North Carolina for its wood-based-panel investment project in North America.» more

Another double-digit growth in German OSB production

28.07.2017 − German OSB manufacturing (commodity tariff number 1621 13 163) headed higher for the third time in a row during the first quarter.» more

US: Preliminary anti-dumping duties on plywood

26.07.2017 − The majority of Chinese hardwood plywood manufacturers will be subject to preliminary anti-dumping duties as part of a current investigation under way in the US. » more

Cyber attack hits several Kronospan facilities

24.07.2017 − A malware attack launched from Ukraine on 27 June affected the Kronospan group as well as a variety of major groups and institutions. » more

Delignit plans to establish office in the USA

21.07.2017 − In order to better coordinate its business activities in the NAFTA region German Delignit, intends to open its own office in the USA.» more

Kronospan Holdings increases turnover again

19.07.2017 − Kronospan Holdings, which covers the Kronospan plants in Chirk (Great Britain) and Sanem (Luxemburg), achieved turnover growth in the 2015/2016 financial year (30 Sept.) of 6.0% to £346.3m. » more

Russian exports of birch plywood stagnate

17.07.2017 − The trends in Russian plywood exports shown during 2016 continued in the first quarter. » more

Erlfried Taurer appointed CEO of Constantia Industries

14.07.2017 − With effect from 12 June, Austrian Constantia Industries (CIAG) appointed former COO Erlfried Taurer as its new CEO. » more

Finsa invests more heavily again in the last two years

14.07.2017 − Following restraint driven by the general business situation in preceding years, Spanish Financiera Madereira (Finsa) has made considerably higher investments again in the last two years. » more

EPA wants to stick to new deadlines despite protests

12.07.2017 − The deadlines for new rules governing formaldehyde emissions from particleboard, MDF/HDF and hardwood plywood that are planned in the US have been called into question again. » more

Delignit plans to establish foreign office in North America

10.07.2017 − In order to better coordinate its business activities in the NAFTA region, especially for applications in the sector of light commercial vehicles, German Delignit intends to open its own office in the USA. » more

Kronospan Group aims for eight furniture clusters

07.07.2017 − Kronospan Group aims to implement the concept of the Szczecinek Furniture Cluster (SCF) at the industrial site in Szczecinek (Poland) in regions surrounding a further seven of the group’s plants. » more

Adhesive-resin plant put into operation by Pro MDF

04.07.2017 − Pro MDF, belonging to Mexican Proteak Uno, put the adhesive-resin plant installed at the company’s headquarters into operation in the first quarter. » more

German hardwood-plywood imports down by 2%

23.06.2017 − Following continuous growth in 2016, German hardwood-plywood imports in the first quarter of 2017 declined by 2.3% to 167,774 m³. » more

German foreign trade in OSB continues to decrease

21.06.2017 − Germany’s OSB imports fell again in the first quarter after a reversal in fortunes in the fourth quarter of 2016. » more

Metsä Wood to start test runs on new LVL line in June

20.06.2017 − According to a project update published on 30 May, the Metsä Wood division of the Finnish Metsä Group has now largely completed installation work on its new production line for Kerto LVL. » more

Greenply fills MDF production capacity for 2016/2017

19.06.2017 − In the 2016/2017 financial year (31 March), Indian Greenply Industries achieved year-on-year growth in MDF production of 6.6 % to 189,171 m³. » more

EU duty-free quota filled on 26 May

17.06.2017 − The duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU was used up on 26 May this year. » more

Several kitchen producers to switch to low-emission WBPs

15.06.2017 − Over the past few weeks, more kitchen furniture companies have opted to switch manufacturing entirely to wood-based panels with reduced formaldehyde emissions. » more

Decospan increases investment sum to €40m

14.06.2017 − Belgian Decospan has postponed some of the building and expansion measures for the headquarters site in Menen announced in 2015. » more