Wood-based panels

Dieffenbacher lands several modernisation contracts

04.12.2020 − Pfleiderer Group awarded Dieffenbacher a contract to carry out two modernisation projects at its Baruth MDF/HDF mill and its particleboard mill in Grajewo, Poland. » more


Kronospan LLC investing in wastewater treatment

04.12.2020 − Kronospan reached a settlement with the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama at the beginning of November. » more

PG Bison plans to add MDF line to Piet Retief site

03.12.2020 − The wood-based panel manufacturer PG Bison unveiled a ZAR2bn (equalling roughly €110m) programme of investments at the South Africa Investment Conference on 17 November.» more

Kronospan Holding improved its EBITDA margin

30.11.2020 − Kronospan Holding Germany delivered almost unchanged adjusted EBITDA of €44.9m in its 2018/2019 financial year, which ended on 30 September. » more

Strzelce Opolskie OSB mill offline for several months

27.11.2020 − Kronospan’s OSB mill in Strzelce Opolskie, Poland will likely be offline for several months. » more

West Fraser to enter OSB business via Norbord

25.11.2020 − West Fraser Timber, that has until now specialised in lumber, intends to start manufacturing OSB too with its planned integration of Norbord. » more

Pfleiderer to further increase recycled-wood input

24.11.2020 − On 20 October, the district administration of Neumarkt issued Pfleiderer Neumarkt with a permit for alteration of two particleboard plants operating at its Neumarkt facility. » more

Starwood investing in second thin MDF line

23.11.2020 − At the start of November, Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayi tasked GIM Export Group with ordering machinery for a new thin MDF/HDF line. » more

Steico planning fourth site in Gromadka, Poland

20.11.2020 − Steico is poised to build a new facility in Gromadka, Poland, around 70 km east of the border with Germany, over the next two years. » more

Norbord reports the strongest quarter in its history

19.11.2020 − Norbord managed to improve almost all of its key financials significantly in the third quarter on the back of higher sales in both North America and Europe and a sharp increase in North American OSB prices. » more

Russian birch plywood prices holding steady

16.11.2020 − The Eastern European birch plywood industry is still feeling the pinch at the start of the fourth quarter.» more

Finland: another downturn in plywood manufacturing

13.11.2020 − After enjoying a somewhat stronger second quarter, Finnish plywood manufacturers faced another bigger fall in output in the third quarter. » more

Upward trend in OSB prices gives way to stabilisation

12.11.2020 − North American OSB prices have not altered much in all relevant sales regions since the middle of September after rising sharply in the five previous months. » more

Canada imposes tariffs on plywood imports from China

09.11.2020 − Within the scope of an investigation of plywood imports from China, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) imposed preliminary anti-dumping and countervailing duties with effect as of 23 October.» more

Finnish plywood production recovers slightly

06.11.2020 − Following significant declines in the first and second quarters Finnish plywood production is recovering somewhat over the course of the second half of the year.» more

I-joist production back at level of last year

05.11.2020 − In the third quarter North American LVL and I-joist manufacturers increased production again vis à vis the comparative period of last year.» more

Wilsonart extending laminating works in Klamath Falls

04.11.2020 − The laminate manufacturer Wilsonart International will continue to invest in enlarging its direct-laminating capacity in North America. » more

Plitwood orders new birch plywood line from Raute

03.11.2020 − Plitwood intends to build a new birch plywood mill in Vologda, Russia. This company was established in 2017 by the Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki group and Cherepovets FMK. » more

Steico upgrades its full-year forecast for 2020

02.11.2020 − The insulated board and LVL manufacturer Steico has raised its forecasts for the 2020 financial year after experiencing another growth in revenues in the third quarter. » more

Homann fleshes out plans for new MDF mill in Lithuania

30.10.2020 − Homann put pen to paper on a contract to buy a 77-ha plot of industrial land near the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in October. » more

Forex to enlarge capacity at Amos OSB works

30.10.2020 − Groupe Forex wants to enlarge the annual capacity of the Amos OSB works in Québec by roughly 50,000 m³ to a total of 400,000 m³. » more

Adumping investigation into Russian birch plywood

29.10.2020 − The European Commission launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of birch plywood from Russia on 14 October (case number: 2020 C 342/02).» more

Egger now operates 15 ContiRoll presses

26.10.2020 − The Egger Group now runs a total of 15 ContiRoll presses delivered by Siempelkamp after commissioning a particleboard line in Lexington, North Carolina on 19 September. » more

Netherlands taking action against Chinese exporter

23.10.2020 − The Dutch authorities have requested Sakol Nederland to refrain from importing any further plywood with surface layers of tropical wood from the Chinese exporter Jiangsu High Hope Arser.» more

70 % growth registered in Brazil’s Elliotis pine exports

22.10.2020 − In September, Brazilian exports of Elliotis pine plywood were 70 % higher than last year at 252,764 m³. » more

Siempelkamp sells hybrid OSB plant to China

19.10.2020 − Guangxi Xiangsheng Household Materials Technology had placed an order with Siempelkamp for a complete plant on which various types of OSB are to be manufactured from the second half-year 2021. » more

Nile Wood concretises orders for planned MDF plant

16.10.2020 − By placing orders for plant and machinery, Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH) has given more concrete shape to the MDF project planned via the new company Nile Wood founded specifically for this purpose. » more

Lechner increasing production of Dekton worktops

15.10.2020 − The worktop manufacturer and creator D. Lechner has increased its production of worktops and splashbacks made of stone materials by adding a third shift.» more

Greenplac adds formaldehyde plant to MDF complex

12.10.2020 − Asperbras Brazil is planning to start making formaldehyde too in Água Clara, Mato Grosso do Sul by the end of 2020. » more

OSB production increases again in the second quarter

12.10.2020 − German manufacturers of OSB once again increased their production vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year during the second quarter. » more