Wood-based panels

Slightly less raw particleboard made in Germany in Q2

13.11.2019 − German raw particleboard manufacturing decreased at a slower pace in the second quarter. » more

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Germany’s HDF production back at last year’s level

12.11.2019 − Total German production of HDF (commodity tariff number 1621 15 431) reached 605,115 m³ in the second quarter of 2019, a marginal improvement compared with the same stretch last year.» more

German OSB manufacturing falls for eighth quarter

11.11.2019 − Some 300,409 m³ of OSB (commodity tariff number 1621 13 160) were made in Germany during the second quarter. » more

No recovery in composite panels sales

08.11.2019 − The situation playing out on North American particleboard and MDF/HDF markets has not fundamentally improved over the past few months. » more

VDMA 10% decrease in output in 2020

06.11.2019 − The German Woodworking Machinery Association thinks that production will stay at last year’s level in 2019 even though many companies are experiencing weaker order intake.» more

Steico boosts EBITDA margin to over 25%

05.11.2019 − The insulating board and LVL manufacturer Steico increased its EBITDA margin based on gross revenues to 25.2 % in the third quarter on the back of additional improvements in its revenues and earnings. » more

Dongwha orders another MDF plant from Siempelkamp

04.11.2019 − Dongwha Holdings is building an MDF works of its own in northern Vietnam.» more

Louisiana-Pacific increasing pre-finishing capacity

29.10.2019 − Louisiana-Pacific has acquired pre-finishing technology from the building product distributor BlueLinx.» more

Büttner delivering two dryers for ENboard chipboard line

28.10.2019 − Japanese joint venture ENboard Co. has awarded Büttner a contract to supply two dryers and an energy plant with a thermal oil heater and steam generator. » more

AGT commissions second ContiRoll in Antalya

25.10.2019 − AGT Agac San. ve. Tic. made the first board using a new continuous MDF/HDF line installed at its Antalya headquarters on 19 September. » more

EU duty-free quota set to be reduced to 482,648 m³

24.10.2019 − Brexit will also lead to a reapportionment of tariff-rate quotas for different commodity groups. » more

Brazil’s elliotis pine exports taking more of a tumble

23.10.2019 − Brazilian plywood manufacturers have increasingly curbed their output since the second quarter, something that is now also reflected in foreign trade statistics from Abimci.» more

Russian birch plywood exports still slightly higher

22.10.2019 − Russia exported slightly less birch plywood in the second quarter than it had in the same stretch in 2018. » more

Number of WBP lines ordered has almost halved

18.10.2019 − The number of orders placed for partial and complete lines to make wood-based panels has fallen further in the past few months.» more

EPA removes TPC status from five testing institutes

17.10.2019 − The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cancelled third-party certifier (TPC) status for five testing institutes based in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with effect from 29 August. » more

Segezha orders complete plywood plant from Raute

11.10.2019 − Segezha Group will be setting up a new plywood works in the frame of a greenfield project in Galich in the Kostroma region. » more

Pfleiderer reports strong growth in net debts

11.10.2019 − Pfleiderer Group has released additional earnings figures and broken down financials for its two divisions, Core West and Core East, in its interim report for the first half of the year. » more

Borg using Siempelkamp MDF line in replacement project

10.10.2019 − Borg Manufacturing has ordered a forming and press line to make MDF/HDF at its mill in Oberon, New South Wales from Siempelkamp. » more

UPM: commissioning phase in Chudovo on schedule

09.10.2019 − In recent months the new equipment installed at the Chudovo (Russia) birch plywood plant, which belongs to UPM-Kymmene, has been started up according to schedule. » more

Turkish WBP makers want to further expand exports

09.10.2019 − A downturn in the Turkish domestic market that has now lasted for more than a year has prompted major shifts in sales by the country’s wood-based panel industry. » more

Pfleiderer set to improve efficiency at German sites

08.10.2019 − In order to reach the revenue and earnings goals contained in its long-term Diamond Strategy, Pfleiderer has published its Go for Plant Efficiency (G4PE) project to enhance efficiency at its German sites.» more

Homanit switching production completely in all works

07.10.2019 − Homann has switched thin MDF/HDF board production at the Losheim works and at the Karlino and Krosno works entirely to lower formaldehyde emission levels on 1 October.» more

US plywood makers file suit against PFS-Teco and TPI

04.10.2019 − The US Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition filed a case against two testing institutes PFS and Timber Products Inspection as well as International Accreditation Service on 5 September.» more

Kronospan chipboard plant shortly before commissioning

30.09.2019 − The assembly work for the new particleboard line of the Kronospan Group at the US location Eastaboga/Alabama was largely completed by the beginning of September. » more

Siempelkamp wins contract from Japanese joint venture

27.09.2019 − Siempelkamp sold a complete particleboard line to ENboard Co. Ltd., a new Japanese joint venture founded in the second quarter. » more

Volantis Bidco acquires remaining Pfleiderer shares

26.09.2019 − Through the squeeze-out from 16 to 19 September, Volantis Bidco related to the US hedge fund Strategic Value Partners LLC (SVP), has taken over the remaining 5.049m shares of Pfleiderer Group. » more

Kronospan to dismantle particleboard line in Bischweier

25.09.2019 − At the end of August, the Kronospan group notified Karlsruhe regional council about the planned partial closure of the Bischweier particleboard works and the dismantling of the raw-particleboard plant. » more

Duratex Botucatu plant to be finally shut down

20.09.2019 − The Brazilian wood-based panel manufacturer Duratex will finally shut down the MDF/HDF plant in Botucatu/São Paulo, which has an annual capacity of around 400,000 m³. » more

OCI reports another slide in its melamine sales

20.09.2019 − OCI Nitrogen has announced that its melamine sales dropped 7% in a year-on-year comparison to 32,900 tonnes in the second quarter. » more

EPA and project firm reach a settlement

19.09.2019 − Global Sourcing Solutions of the property project firm Turner Logistics will have to pay US$544,064 for infringing Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which has applied since 1 June 2018.» more