Wood-based panels

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

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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

Pro MDF reports another fall in MDF production

11.04.2018 − Pro MDF made a total of 192,986 m³ of MDF in the 2017 financial year. Pro MDF is owned by Mexican Proteak Uno. » more

Masisa intends to become sole owner of holding firm IITSA

06.04.2018 − Chilean Maderas y Sinteticos (Masisa) wants to fully acquire the holding company Inversiones Internacionales Terranova (IITSA). » more

Egger starts construction work at Lexington site

05.04.2018 − Austrian Egger group has started construction work on a US particle-board mill in Lexington, North Carolina by breaking ground on 16 March.» more

Deadlines for new US formaldehyde rules brought forward

03.04.2018 − New US rules governing formaldehyde emissions from particleboard, MDF/HDF and hardwood plywood will now take effect almost six months earlier than last planned after all. » more

Hexion: Rise in revenues from Forest Products Resins

01.04.2018 − US-American Hexion delivered a growth in revenues and earnings from its Forest Products Resins di-vision during the 2017 financial year. » more

Second English-language version EUWID Special released

26.03.2018 − The second EUWID Special edition appeared on 16 March. » more

Elliotis pine exports edged 27% higher in February as well

26.03.2018 − Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports are continuing on a steady upward path this year. » more

Plywood sales of Chilean CMPC decreased by 9% in 2017

23.03.2018 − Chilean Empresas CMPC saw its plywood sales fall 23% compared with the prior-year period to 87,000 m³ in the fourth quarter of 2017. » more

Sveza commissions new peeling line in Kostroma

22.03.2018 − Russian Sveza Group has commissioned another peeling line at its Kostroma site. » more

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