Wood-based panels

Sales increase at Homann halved

02.05.2019 − As the market situation became more difficult in the second half of 2018, the sales trend at Homann Holzwerkstoffe GmbH slowed significantly.» more


Weyerhaeuser: Sales decline in all product segments

30.04.2019 − Weyerhaeuser's OSB sales in the first quarter decreased by 31% year on year to US$160m. » more

Laminex to operate particleboard plant in Gympie

29.04.2019 − Laminex, the wood-based panel manufacturer belonging to the New Zealand construction products group Fletcher Building, will continue to operate the particleboard plant in Gympie, Queensland, Australia.» more

Pfleiderer reports stronger revenues and EBIT

29.04.2019 − Pfleiderer Group delivered a 5.6% improvement in group revenues to €1.063bn in the 2018 financial year, according to preliminary figures released on 10 April. » more

MDF Recovery cooperating with Kronospan in MDF Recycling

29.04.2019 − The technology company MDF Recovery is aiming to bring its internally developed MDF-waste recycling process to a marketable stage in cooperation with Kronospan Ltd. of Chirk, UK. » more

Delignit expecting stronger growth in sales revenue in 2019

26.04.2019 − The special plywood manufacturer Delignit wants to achieve double-figure growth in sales revenue again this year. » more

Arauco has officially opened Grayling particleboard plant

23.04.2019 − Arauco North America officially opened its particleboard plant in Grayling/Michigan on 16 April. On the same day, the first regular delivery left the factory. » more

Pfleiderer: production volumes remained almost stable

18.04.2019 − Following somewhat stronger growth in the previous two years, the Pfleiderer Group's production and sales figures hardly rose at all in financial year 2018. » more

Shifts in US particleboard imports from the EU

15.04.2019 − The US imported more particleboard from the EU-28 again last year amidst little change in overall imports. » more

EPF AGM back in Scotland after 18 years

15.04.2019 − The European Panel Federation (EPF) will hold this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Dunblane, Scotland, which is about 50 km north of Edinburgh and Glasgow. » more

UPM has commissioned new facilities in Chudovo

12.04.2019 − Finnish UPM-Kymmene has largely completed the expansion of its Chudovo birch plywood mill in Russia, which began in autumn 2017. » more

Plyterra orders more plywood technology from Raute

11.04.2019 − Russian Plyterra has ordered additional manufacturing and laminating technology from Raute for a project to expand its Umet mill located in the Zubovo-Polyanskiy region of the Republic of Mordovia. » more

Kastamonu: Fire on wood yard erased only on 8 April

11.04.2019 − A fire on the wood yard of the former Annovati particleboard plant in Frossasco, which broke out early in the morning of 28 March, could only be extinguished after twelve days. » more

USA: drop in hardwood plywood imports from China

08.04.2019 − In the fourth quarter of 2018 the USA imported a total of 660,374m³ hardwood plywood. » more

EBRD wants to support Kronospan’s OSB project

05.04.2019 − The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is currently considering granting another loan to the Kronospan group. » more

USA: softwood plywood imports down again in Q4

05.04.2019 − In the fourth quarter US softwood plywood imports decreased by 15% to 424,767m³, according to the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS). » more

Chile increases plywood exports by 24.3% in 2018

04.04.2019 − In 2018 Chile exported a total volume of 515,653t radiata pine plywood. » more

Russian birch plywood exports increased by 10%.

02.04.2019 − After a somewhat slower start in the first quarter of 2018, Russian birch plywood exports rose at slightly double-digit rates in the following quarters. » more

Statement on OSB plant in Chirk was postponed

01.04.2019 − At its meeting on 4 March, the Wrexham CBC Planning Committee postponed its statement on the Kronospan Group's planned expansion of its particleboard and MDF/HDF plant in Chirk/Wales by an OSB line.» more

Canada: OSB exports have doubled since 2013

29.03.2019 − In 2018 Canadian OSB exports increased even more significantly than in previous years. » more

Metsä starts test operation on new Kerto LVL plant

28.03.2019 − The Metsä business unit "Metsä Wood" has now started test operations on the new production line for Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) built at the Punkaharju site. » more

Pfleiderer doubles reserves for property deal

28.03.2019 − In its annual financial statement for 2018, Pfleiderer Group will form additional reserves for tax burdens from property transactions. » more

OCI receives offer for worldwide methanol assets

26.03.2019 − Chemical group OCI has received an offer for its worldwide methanol assets, which include a plant in Beaumont, Texas, a joint venture at the same site and the Dutch BioMCN.» more

SWPM has more than tripled revenues since acquisition

22.03.2019 − Shanghai Wood-Based Panel Machinery Co. Ltd., which has belonged to the Dieffenbache-Group since the second quarter of 2009, generated sales of almost € 80m last year with around 500 employees. » more

Forex: LVL production shutdown has been extended

21.03.2019 − For the time being, the Canadian Groupe Forex will not restart LVL production at the Amos/Québec site, which was discontinued at the beginning of the year. » more

Brazil: wood-based panels industry restarts lines

18.03.2019 − In connection with the stabilisation of domestic demand over the course of last year, capacity utilisation of the Brazilian wood-based panels industry also improved slightly.» more

Arauco: Sales of wood-based panels increased by 11 %

15.03.2019 − In the fourth quarter, the Chilean wood and pulp group Arauco increased its composite panel sales in North and South America by 9.6 % to 1.329m m³ of composite panels (particleboard, MDF/HDF).» more

Duty-free quota is 20 % of total quantity

15.03.2019 − The rapid phasing-out of the duty-free quota for imports of softwood plywood into the EU has continued in recent weeks, with around 80% of the total quantity now being called. » more

China was largest OSB export market in the fourth quarter

15.03.2019 − With a total export volume slightly above the previous year's level, China was the largest foreign sales market for the German OSB industry in the fourth quarter. » more

German foreign trade in particleboard weakens again

14.03.2019 − Germany experienced a gradual decrease in its particleboard exports and imports in the second half of 2018 after a better performance in the first and second quarters of 2018. » more