Wood-based panels

Raute opens second Russian service centre in Kirov

25.06.2019 − The Finnish machine and plant manufacturer Raute opened a second service centre in Russia on 19 June. » more


Double-digit decrease again in OSB production

21.06.2019 − German OSB production (goods tariff number 1621 13 163) remained significantly below the preceding year’s figures in all four quarters of 2018.» more

MDF/HDF production declines in most cases

21.06.2019 − In the fourth quarter of 2018 the German MDF/HDF industry was confronted with production declines in most product ranges. » more

Georgia-Pacific to close three particleboard mills

19.06.2019 − Georgia-Pacific plans to part ways with three of its four particleboard mills. » more

Centuryply plans expansion of its panel capacities

18.06.2019 − The Indian wood-based panel and laminate manufacturer Century Plyboards plans to build its second particleboard plant at the Sitapur/Uttar Pradesh site in northern India.» more

Louisiana-Pacific closes down OSB plant in Fort St. John

17.06.2019 − The US OSB manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific will shut down the OSB plant in Fort St. John, which operates under the name "Peace Valley", for an indefinite period at the beginning of the third quarter.» more

Raw particleboard production below prior-year level

14.06.2019 − Due to a stronger decline in the fourth quarter, German raw particleboard production in 2018 as a whole remained below the previous year's level. » more

Beeskow replacement project a bit behind schedule

11.06.2019 − The replacement project that Sonae Arauco is carrying out at its Beeskow particleboard mill is currently running nearly two months behind schedule. » more

IPPC approval still outstanding for Biskupiec works

10.06.2019 − Further delays have arisen in the authorisation procedure for the particleboard works set up by Egger group in Biskupiec in northern Poland. » more

Another decrease in import surplus for OSB

08.06.2019 − German OSB exports showed stronger growth in the first quarter after being rather subdued last year. » more

Camsan Ordu orders MDF line from Dieffenbacher

07.06.2019 − Turkish Camsan Ordu Agaç Sanayi ve Ticaret ordered key technology for a long-planned new production line during the first quarter. » more

Sharp downturn in Q1 Latvian plywood exports

07.06.2019 − Latvia’s foreign trade in plywood was much weaker than last year’s level in the first three months. » more

Yildiz Sunta production terminated after bankruptcy

06.06.2019 − Turkish Yildiz Sunta Orman Ürünleri Sanayi Tesisleri discontinued all production activities in January in the course of bankruptcy proceedings.» more

Further rise in German softwood plywood imports

06.06.2019 − According to the Federal Statistical Office, Germany imported 185,961m³ softwood plywood in the first quarter.» more

Situation in Turkey has turned for the worse since mid-2018

03.06.2019 − The Turkish wood-based panel industry’s financial situation has deteriorated amidst a collapse in the domestic market and disappearance of key export markets that combined with financing problems. » more

Double-digit growth in Spain’s plywood imports

03.06.2019 − The fourth quarter of 2018 brought another sharp increase in Spanish softwood and hardwood plywood imports compared with one year earlier.» more

European wood-based panel production rose to 59.5m m³

31.05.2019 − European wood-based panel production increased 1.9% to 59.5 m m³ in 2018 as a whole, according to preliminary figures from the European Panel Federation (EPF). » more

Fantoni has ceased production at Novolegno plant

27.05.2019 − At the end of February, the Italian wood-based panels manufacturer Fantoni discontinued MDF production at its Avellino site, which operates under the name Novolegno:» more

Further decline in particleboard exports

27.05.2019 − The decline in German particleboard exports that began in the second half of 2018 continued in the first quarter. » more

Double-figure growth in Medite Smartply’s sales revenue

24.05.2019 − In spite of a 3 % reduction in the sold volume, sales revenue generated by the “Medite Smartply” division of the Irish national forest office Coillte Teoranta rose by 12 % in its business year 2018 to 211.3m €.» more

North American OSB output increases by another 3%

23.05.2019 − Diverging trends in North American OSB and softwood plywood production seen last year played out in a somewhat stronger form in the first quarter. » more

Nolte wants to commission new waste wood plant in July

20.05.2019 − The construction of the new waste wood processing plant at Nolte Holzwerkstoff is largely proceeding according to plan. » more

Significant decline in sales of composite panels

20.05.2019 − The North American manufacturers of Conmposite Panels had to accept significant declines in sales volumes in the first quarter. » more

LP posts operating loss in OSB division in Q1 2019

17.05.2019 − In the first quarter, the losses suffered in sales revenue and results by the OSB division of Louisiana-Pacific Corp. continued undiminished. » more

Sonae Industria has again achieved a positive result

14.05.2019 − Despite the continuing difficult course of business for its own activities, Sonae Industria was able to return its results to positive territory in the first quarter. » more

Canada: OSB exports to Asia have declined

13.05.2019 − Canadian OSB exports rose significantly again in March after weakening in February compared to both the previous month and the previous year. » more

LVL production of Steico has risen to over 100,000 m³

10.05.2019 − The production volumes of Steico, the insulation board and LVL manufacturer, rose in all product groups in the 2018 financial year.» more

Delignit: Exports have increased almost sixfold since 2010

08.05.2019 − As in previous years, Delignit, a manufacturer of specialty plywood, increased its sales in fiscal 2018 primarily abroad. » more

EPF wants to introduce voluntary emission class E1/2

08.05.2019 − The European Panel Federation (EPF) has now also concretized its position in the increasingly intensive discussions on reducing formaldehyde emissions from wood-based materials that have been going on for sever» more

Raute's order intake again fell sharply

06.05.2019 − In the first quarter, the Finnish machinery and equipment manufacturer Raute completed orders worth a total of €32m. » more