Wood-based panels

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

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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

GO Lab intends to reassemble Homatherm line in Madison

18.09.2019 − The US start-up GO Lab intends to start making wood-fibre insulating materials in Madison, Maine by the end of 2020.» more

Sharp reduction in Delignit’s performance figures

18.09.2019 − The special plywood manufacturer Delignit generated sales revenue of 32.3m € in the first half of the current business year.» more

Altailes enters WBP production business

16.09.2019 − The Russian group Altailes officially opened an MDF/HDF mill built by its subsidiary Pavlovskiy DOK at the end of June.» more

Centuryply: MDF mill running at full speed

13.09.2019 − An MDF mill operated by Indian Century Plyboards (Centuryply) reached full capacity for the first time in the first quarter of its current 2019/2020 financial year (31 March).» more

German plywood imports have declined on the whole

13.09.2019 − Germany imported less hardwood, softwood and tropical plywood in the second quarter of 2019 than in the prior-year period. » more

Another slide in foreign trade in raw particleboard

12.09.2019 − German foreign trade in raw particleboard has continued to weaken so far this year compared with the same stretches in 2018. » more

Arauco experiences rise in composite panel sales

10.09.2019 − Celulosa Arauco y Constitutión sold a total of 1.451m m³ of composite panels (particleboard and MDF/HDF) in North America during the second quarter.» more

Arauco to stop manufacturing particleboard in St. Stephen

09.09.2019 − Arauco North America is to cease particleboard production at its Canadian site in St. Stephen, New Brunswick at the end of 2019. » more

Norbord cuts back production at OSB Cordele plant

30.08.2019 − The Canadian engineered wood manufacturer Norbord will respond to the persistently difficult conditions in the OSB business by adjusting its shift operations at the Cordele/Georgia site. » more

US hardwood plywood imports fell again

30.08.2019 − The US imported a total of 552,407 m³ of hardwood plywood in the second quarter.» more

Starwood: Dieffenbacher line now up and running

21.08.2019 − The Turkish wood-based panel manufacturer Starwood Orman made the first board using a new continuous production line com-missioned at its headquarters in Inegöl in Bursa province. » more

Slightly regressive business figures for Sonae Arauco

20.08.2019 − After contrasting development in the business year 2018, the sales revenue and key performance figures of the joint venture Sonae Arauco all took a minor downturn in the first half-year.» more

Standstill agreement for Yildiz Sunta extended

20.08.2019 − A three-month standstill agreement that the ailing wood-based panel and laminate flooring manufacturer Yildiz Sunta reached with its creditors in May 2019 is to be extended.» more

Norbord has scaled back its investments

15.08.2019 − Norbord has reduced its investment activity slightly after largely completing projects in Grande Prairie, Alberta and Morayhill, Scotland. » more

EBITDA of Egger has declined despite sales growth

14.08.2019 − Record investments of €489.1m, related set-up and start-up costs and regionally higher raw material costs paved the way for a 4.7% reduction in adjusted EBITDA at Egger to €425.0m in 2018/2019 financial year.» more

Egger: Investments to exceed €450m again

12.08.2019 − Egger Groupis to again invest over €450m in intangible assets, property, plants and equipment in the 2019/2020 financial year and thus complete a three-year programme of investments.» more

Proteak reports first fall in MDF revenues in a while

09.08.2019 − The Mexican MDF producer and Proteak subsidiary Pro MDF manufactured 57,400 m³ of MDF in the second quarter.» more