Wood-based panels

Ten plants sold by Dieffenbacher by end of April

23.05.2018 − Dieffenbacher had already sold ten partial or full wood-based panel production plants by the end of April this year. » more


New OSB line in Inverness running at 60% capacity

22.05.2018 − A continuous production line installed by Norbord Europe to replace two multi-opening lines at its OSB mill in Inverness, Scotland has now reached about 60% of its capacity. » more

Losán planning to take up poplar-plywood production

19.05.2018 − Spanish Grupo Losán began building a poplar-plywood works at the beginning of May. » more

Homann sticking to plans to invest in the Baltics

18.05.2018 − German Homann wants to raise its manufacturing capacity again in order to meet rising demand for thin MDF/HDF and refined products. » more

Louisiana-Pacific investing US$45m in Entekra

17.05.2018 − Louisiana-Pacific bought a 50% stake in Entekra, a firm that specialises in designing and making pre-fabricated home construction parts at the start of May. » more

Forex makes the first board at new OSB mill

16.05.2018 − Canadian Forex Amos has commissioned a new OSB mill at its Amos, Quebec headquarters. » more

Arauco’s mills in the Americas now comply with TSCA

15.05.2018 − Paneles Arauco changed over manufacturing at its wood-based panel sites in the US, Canada, Chile and Brazil to formaldehyde emission values that will apply in the US from 1 June under TSCA.» more

Two-way split in Spain’s plywood imports in 2017

15.05.2018 − Spain’s imports of plywood in 2017 as a whole took a downturn again with poorer development in the second half of the year.» more

Steico puts two further plants into operation in Poland

14.05.2018 − At the end of March, Steico put two more production lines into operation at the Czarnków facility in Poland.» more

Roy O. Martin starts up OSB facility in Texas

11.05.2018 − US-American Roy O. Martin Lumber Management made the first board at an OSB mill in Corrigan, Texas, which was built via Corrigan OSB, on 24 April. » more

Indian Greenply made first piece of MDF in April

09.05.2018 − Indian Greenply Industries has commissioned its new MDF mill in Routhu Suramala, Andhra Pradesh. The production line delivered by Dieffenbacher made its first board on 1 April. » more

Duratex resumes operation at Itapetininga works

08.05.2018 − In April, Brazilian Duratex resumed operation at the Itapetininga chipboard and MDF/HDF works in São Paulo that had been shut down indefinitely in December 2015. » more

Büttner completes dryer assembly at Hunton

07.05.2018 − German Büttner finished assembling an electrically heated fibre dryer at Norwegian Hunton Fiber in February. » more

Siempelkamp delivering more components to AGT

04.05.2018 − GIM Export Group has ordered additional components for the second MDF/HDF line run by Turkish AGT Agac San. ve. Tic. from Siempelkamp. » more

Sonae Industria makes new agreement with Teak Capital

04.05.2018 − Pareuro, controlled by the Azevedo family, and Teak Capital, signed a new agreement on 30 April on a call option for shares of Sonae Industria. » more

Egger orders particleboard line for North Carolina

03.05.2018 − Austrian Egger group has awarded the first contracts for a particleboard mill planned in Lexington, North Carolina over the past few months. » more

Softwood plywood quota was filled on 23 April

01.05.2018 − It took the least amount of time in ten years for the duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU to be filled in 2018, even with a correction made in the first half of February. » more

VMG orders another complete line from Siempelkamp

30.04.2018 − Lithuanian Vakaru Medienos Grupe (VMG) ordered a complete particleboard line from Siempelkamp at the start of the second quarter. » more

Russian birch plywood exports almost same as 2016

27.04.2018 − Russian birch plywood exports came close to replicating 2016’s level after all last year thanks to a growth in the fourth quarter of 2017. » more

Garnica becomes sole owner of Maderas de Llodio

26.04.2018 − Spanish Grupo Garnica Plywood has become the sole owner of the radiata pine plywood manufacturing specialist Maderas de Llodio.» more

Sonae Arauco restarts its Mangualde mill

25.04.2018 − During the first quarter, Sonae Arauco resumed operations at two of the three raw board lines at its Mangualde and Oliveira do Hospital sites, which temporarily shut down on 16 October 2017 after forest fires. » more

Elliotis pine plywood exports rising more than in 2017

24.04.2018 − The upward spiral in Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports intensified in the first quarter. » more

Nolte to order new waste wood technology

23.04.2018 − Nolte Holzwerkstoff is to award a contract for long-planned waste wood recycling technology to Dieffenbacher. » more

Murom orders complete OSB line from Siempelkamp

19.04.2018 − Russian Murom intends to add OSB to its range of products. The company has ordered a complete line from Siempelkamp for this project. » more

US: No new investigation into plywood imports from China

18.04.2018 − The US Department of Commerce (DOC) will not launch a new investigation into plywood imports from China for the time being. » more

OneFortyOne ditches its plans for particleboard mill

18.04.2018 − Australian OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) is not going to start making particleboard after all. » more

Latvijas Finieris enjoyed 7% growth in turnover

17.04.2018 − Latvijas Finieris boosted its revenues by 7% to about €229m last year, according to preliminary figures. » more

Pfleiderer commissions waste wood recycling technology

16.04.2018 − Pfleiderer commissioned a waste wood recycling line installed at its Neumarkt particleboard mill in January as scheduled. » more

Four plants sold by Siempelkamp in first quarter 2018

13.04.2018 − Siempelkamp received four orders for part or full wood-based panel production plants in the first quarter. » more

CARB gives update on new EPA rule

13.04.2018 − The California Air Resources Board (CARB) published additional information about the new US rule governing formaldehyde emissions from particleboard, MDF/HDF and hardwood plywood on its website on 23 March. » more