Wood-based panels

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

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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

Chile exports more plywood in the first three months

08.08.2019 − Chile exported a total of 119,720 tonnes of radiata pine plywood during the first quarter.» more

German MDF and HDF output down 9.1% in Q1

07.08.2019 − A slump in German MDF/HDF production that emerged in the fourth quarter of 2018 continued at a similar pace in most categories in the first three months.» more

Methanex building third methanol plant in Geismar

06.08.2019 − Methanex has made the final investment decision for a third methanol plant in Geismar, Louisiana towards the middle of July.» more

German raw particleboard output still in decline

06.08.2019 − Raw particleboard production continued on a downward path in Germany during the first quarter.» more

Just a small decline in German OSB production

05.08.2019 − German OSB production came close to repeating the previous year’s level in the first quarter.» more

Downward spiral in melamine prices has slowed a little

02.08.2019 − The downward slide in raw melamine prices seen in recent quarters has slowed a bit as supply and demand have moved closer together in recent weeks.» more

Minor growth in Austrian particleboard production

02.08.2019 − The Austrian particleboard industry raised its output a little last year and thus ran their machines at full capacity.» more

Growth in Steico’s sales cut by anticipatory effects

01.08.2019 − Sales revenue generated by the insulating board and LVL manufacturer Steico rose by 7.9 % in the second quarter to 68.7m €.» more

Volantis Bidco submits offer for Pfleiderer shares

30.07.2019 − Volantis Bidco related to the US hedge fund Strategic Value Partners (SVP) submitted a takeover offer for up to 23.520m shares of Pfleiderer Group on 11 July. » more

Three plants put into operation by Dieffenbacher

29.07.2019 − In mid-June, Dieffenbacher produced the first board on each one of three newly installed production lines within the space of a few days. » more