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Homann Holzwerkstoffe issues €60m bond

22.02.2021 − Homann Holzwerkstoffe intends to refinance its 2017/2022 bond early by issuing a new €60m bond. » more

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Homann intends to invest €130m in Lithuania

19.02.2021 − Homann has moved ahead with preparations for a project to build a new MDF/HDF mill near Vilnius, Lithuania. » more

Siempelkamp hands over particleboard line to VMG

18.02.2021 − Vakaru Medienos Grupe (VMG) completed handover tests for a Siempelkamp particleboard line delivered to its Akmene site in January. » more

Greenpanel: MDF sales again increase significantly

18.02.2021 − In the third quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year (31 March), Greenpanel Industries sold a total volume of 123,723m³ MDF. » more

Turkish Starwood orders thin MDF line

15.02.2021 − Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayi inked an agreement with Siempelkamp for a thin MDF/HDF line planned at its second location in Inegöl in January. » more

Norbord operating as West Fraser after deal closes

12.02.2021 − West Fraser Timber put the finishing touches to a deal struck in mid-November to acquire all shares in Norbord on 1 February after receiving all necessary approvals. » more

Grajewo particleboard line idled for work on 2 February

11.02.2021 − Pfleiderer Polska started rebuilding work on its particleboard line that has been planned for several months on 2 February. » more

Almost half of British quota already filled

10.02.2021 − The duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into Great Britain and Northern Ireland is still being depleted much more quickly than the quota for the EU-27. » more

Particleboard sales falling by double-digit percentages

09.02.2021 − North American particleboard and MDF/HDF producers enjoyed a noticeable recovery in their sales in the third quarter. » more

Supply problems with structural wood-based panels

08.02.2021 − The availability of wood-based panels for construction purposes is strained in Europe at the moment.» more

Andritz delivering refiner for Nile Wood MDF project

04.02.2021 − Nile Wood - a company created by Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH) to build an MDF mill in Sadat City, Egypt - ordered fibre preparation technology from Andritz during the second half of 2020.» more

Kronospan investing €44m in Burgos

03.02.2021 − Kronospan is currently performing a variety of optimisation and expansion projects at Kronospan S.L. with funding from the Industrial Plan set up by the government of the autonomous province of Castilla y Léon.» more

Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports up 20%

01.02.2021 − Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports returned to the growth rates recorded in 2016 and 2017 last year after a downturn in 2019. » more

Chile: plywood exports rising since start of 2020

29.01.2021 − In the third quarter Chile exported a total volume of 123,419t radiata pine plywood. The figure of the preceding year was surpassed by 2.8%. » more

Russian birch plywood exports headed lower in Q3

28.01.2021 − Russian birch plywood exports fell by 7% to 637,840 m³ in the third quarter of last year, according to preliminary information from Russian customs authorities. » more

Laminate flooring production at highest level in two years

27.01.2021 − During the third quarter German MDF/HDF production developed along inconsistent lines. » more

OSB production grows at double-digit rate in Q3

26.01.2021 − In the third quarter a total of 302,003m³ OSB (goods tariff number 1621 13 160) was produced in Germany.» more

All product segments surpass preceding year’s volumes

25.01.2021 − Following the corona-related declines recorded in the second quarter of 2020, in the third quarter German particleboard manufacturers increased their production again vis à vis the previous year.» more

Norbord to bring Chambord into operation in spring

21.01.2021 − Norbord plans to recommission the OSB plant in Chambord (Québec) in spring. The plant was shut down in the third quarter of 2008. » more

British OSB imports rebounded in the third quarter

15.01.2021 − British particleboard, MDF/HDF and OSB imports did not fare quite as badly in the third quarter after declining by double-digit percentages in both of the first two quarters. » more

Kadant reports growth in order intake in Wood unit

14.01.2021 − Kadant has announced that its Wood Processing Equipment operations reaped the rewards of good ordering in the North American timber industry in the third quarter. » more

Deurotech expands exhaust air treatment operations

13.01.2021 − Deurotech Group (DTG) has ramped up its exhaust air treatment and environmental technology activities by acquiring Eisenmann Environmental Technology with effect from 11 November. » more

Andritz delivering 60” refiner for Starwood’s MDF project

08.01.2021 − Turkish Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayi ordered the technology to make wood chips and fibres for its thin MDF/HDF project announced in early November from Andritz. » more

Significant surge in elliotis pine plywood exports

05.01.2021 − Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports to Europe rebounded this November after spiralling lower in August, September and October.» more

Latvia exported less plywood in the third quarter

04.01.2021 − Latvian plywood exports decreased again in the third quarter when compared with the two previous quarters. » more

First break bulk shipments of plywood to depart China

18.12.2020 − Soaring prices for container shipments from China have prompted a variety of German plywood importers to switch to break bulk shipments for the time being. » more

India taking more action on MDF imports from Asia

14.12.2020 − The Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Department of Commerce is probing anti-dumping measures affecting MDF imports from Asia in four separate investigations.» more

Japanese plywood imports decreased by 22.9%

11.12.2020 − Japan imported 22.9% less plywood in the third quarter than it had in the same stretch last year with a total of 454,530 m³. » more

Another growth in German OSB imports in Q3

07.12.2020 − Germany imported 9% more OSB in the third quarterwith a total of 216,443 m³. Echoing what happened in the second quarter (+14%), imports were again higher than in the same stretch last year.» more

Covid-19 leads to a slump at KAP Industrial

07.12.2020 − Tiered measures put in place by the South African Government to combat the spread of the coronavirus have culminated in a sizeable decrease in results for all segments within KAP Industrial.» more