Wood-based panels

Steico to open Gromadka site with three lines

29.03.2021 − Steico is planning to install three lines to make wood-fibre insulating materials at a new facility it is planning in Gromadka, Poland in the very first phase. » more

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First decline for some time in CMCP plywood sales

29.03.2021 − In the fourth quarter, Empresas CMPC sold a volume of 102,000m³ plywood. » more

Great Plains MDF to start construction in autumn 2021

22.03.2021 − Great Plains MDF, a firm that was originally created as a project company, intends to commission an MDF mill designed to process wheat straw in the Canadian province of Alberta during 2023. » more

Linn Machinery also selling a worktop production line

19.03.2021 − Linn Machinery is now offering a complete worktop production line, which operated until December.» more

Büttner delivering dryer and energy plant to Uvadrev

16.03.2021 − Uvadrev Holding has ordered a 6.0 x 30 R chip dryer with a flash tube pre-dryer for a replacement project planned at its site in Uva from Büttner. » more

Kastamonu makes first piece of particleboard at site

15.03.2021 − Kastamonu Entegre Agac San. ve Tic. made the first piece of particleboard using a continuous production line installed at its Samsun mill on 27 February. » more

Homann Holzwerkstoffe fully places new bond

12.03.2021 − Homann Holzwerkstoffe successfully placed its new 2021/2026 bond more quickly and with a higher volume than originally planned. » more

Second Siempelkamp line handed over to AGT

10.03.2021 − AGT Agac San. ve. Tic. took formal receipt of a second MDF/HDF line at its Antalya headquarters towards the end of February. » more

Schneider planning insulating board works for Hermagor

10.03.2021 − Holzwerk Gebr. Schneider possibly wants to build the planned wood-fibre insulating-board works in Hermagor, Carinthia. » more

Latvian plywood exports above previous quarter

09.03.2021 − In the fourth quarter Latvian plywood exports increased by 7.2% vis à vis the comparative period of 2019 to 90,100m³.» more

Manufacturers argue with higher raw material costs

08.03.2021 − Central European particleboard and MDF manufacturers are increasingly underscoring rising raw material and logistical costs in current talks to settle on terms for deliveries from March or April onwards.» more

Significant decrease in Spanish plywood imports

05.03.2021 − In the third quarter Spanish imports of softwood and hardwood plywood were almost back at the level recorded in the first quarter.» more

Uvadrev orders another line from Siempelkamp

04.03.2021 − Uvadrev-Holding has ordered another complete line from Siempelkamp after wrapping up an order for a continuous particleboard line in 2013 and 2014. » more

Homanit orders another THDF line from Dieffenbacher

01.03.2021 − Dieffenbacher is set to deliver a complete THDF line for a thin board mill that Homann is planning in Pagirai, Lithuania. » more

Egger invests in second PerfectSense production line

26.02.2021 − The Egger Group has been installing a second line to make PerfectSense board with matte or high-gloss surfaces at its particleboard and MDF/HDF mill.» more

Norbord Europe sales volumes grew by 3%

25.02.2021 − The Europe business division of Norbord increased its sales of wood-based panels last year by 3% to 1.879bn sqft, or 1.663m m³. » more

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

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