Wood-based panels

10% increase in Steico’s insulation output

29.07.2021 − Steico increased its total output of insulation material by 10.2% in its business year 2020 to 352,160 t. » more

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Raute receives new order from Vyatsky Plywood Mill

27.07.2021 − Vyatsky Plywood Mill, belonging to Segezha Group, is aiming to enlarge its veneer-production capacity by the end of 2022. » more

New Merino particleboard works to open in late 2022

26.07.2021 − Merino Industries is setting up its planned particleboard works, with which the company will also be making its debut in particleboard production, in the west Indian state of Gujarat. » more

North American structural panel prices reverse course

26.07.2021 − Structural panel prices have receded slightly on North American markets since the start of July after rising sharply in recent months. » more

Brazilian plywood manufacturers to take downtime

23.07.2021 − Brazilian plywood producers to scale back their output in response to lasting problems sourcing roundwood, the potential turnaround on North American markets and growing constraints with container shipping.» more

Chile: plywood exports only increase in terms of value

22.07.2021 − In the first quarter, Chile exported a total volume of 92,265 t radiata pine plywood. This represents a decline of 6.2% vis à vis the relatively low starting level recorded for the first quarter of 2020.» more

Production value rises again at even stronger rate

20.07.2021 − Following corona-related losses last year, in the first quarter German production of raw particleboard (goods tariff number 1621 12 001) increased by 8.2% to 1.140m m³.» more

Deadline extension received by Kronospan Italia

19.07.2021 − In the authorisation process for the particleboard works planned by Kronospan Italia for San Vito al Tagliamento, the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia extended the deadline for statements.» more

German OSB production increases only slightly

19.07.2021 − In the first quarter, German manufacturers of OSB (goods tariff number 1621 13 160) increased their production vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year for the fifth consecutive time. » more

Metsä Wood transfers Kerto sales to Groupe ISB

15.07.2021 − Innovation Solutions Bois (Groupe ISB) has been the exclusive sales partner for LVL (Kerto) made by Metsä Group in France since the beginning of July. » more

Pfleiderer East works to pass to Kronospan

12.07.2021 − According to as yet unconfirmed information, the Kronospan group appears to have placed the winning bid in the sale process originally launched for the two Polish works of Pfleiderer Group.» more

EPF Annual Report provides 330-page market overview

12.07.2021 − The European Panel Federation (EPF) released its Annual Report 2020/2021 at a virtual annual general assembly on 10 June. » more

EPF expects plywood production to recover

09.07.2021 − Plywood production in the EU-27 suffered a setback for the second year in a row in 2020 after several years of growth. » more

EU duty-free quota might last until mid-July

08.07.2021 − The duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU-27 is still slow to be depleted. » more

Prices for some plywood grades have already tripled

06.07.2021 − The upward spiral in plywood prices that has been going on for several months now intensified during the second quarter. » more

EU birch plywood industry market share decreases

05.07.2021 − Between 2017 and 2020, birch plywood manufacturers in the European Union experienced production declines of approximately 14%.» more

Finnish plywood production back at 2019 level

02.07.2021 − At approximately 300,000 m³, Finnish plywood production in the first quarter was around 53% higher than in the first quarter of 2020, when the level had been very low due to the strike.» more

Composite panel capacity decreased slightly

01.07.2021 − North American composite panel manufacturing capacity has dipped slightly in both 2020 and 2021 after rising continually between 2014 and 2019. » more

Kijchai commences production of adhesive resins

28.06.2021 − In the first quarter, Thai MDF/HDF manufacturer S. Kijchai Enterprise (SKN) commissioned its new adhesive resin plant.» more

Centuryply: building starts at Hoshiarpur MDF plant

25.06.2021 − Centuryply commenced work on construction of the second production line immediately after the decision to expand capacities at the MDF plant in Hoshiarpur (Punjab) was announced in February. » more

Latvijas Finieris improves EBITDA despite turnover drop

23.06.2021 − Group turnover of Latvijas Finieris declined by 2.3% to €223.6m last year. » more

Siempelkamp delivers another line to Metro-Ply

22.06.2021 − Metro-Ply Group has ordered a particleboard line from Siempelkamp for a greenfield project in the province of Surat Thani. » more

UK: Trends in wood-based panel imports continue

22.06.2021 − The trends concerning British imports of wood-based panels already observed in the second half of 2020 continued in the first quarter. » more

Segezha plans to construct new plywood factory

21.06.2021 − The Segezha Group, which belongs to Russian conglomerate AFK Sistema, plans to establish a new plywood factory in Siberia.» more

Double-digit increase in British plywood imports

21.06.2021 − Following negative development in 2019 (-9.1% to 1.453m m³) and 2020 (-6.2% to 1.362m m³), British plywood imports increased again in the first quarter, by 10.0% to 426,000 m³. » more

Some 75,000 m³ of duty-free quota still up for grabs

18.06.2021 − For the first time since 2012 and 2013, the duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU-27 will likely last into July this year. » more

North American TFL sales soared in the first quarter

18.06.2021 − Thermally fused laminate (TFL) sales are growing in North America, too, albeit from a relatively low level. » more

The upward trend in prices intensified in April and May

17.06.2021 − Raw and laminated particleboard, MDF/HDF and OSB prices have risen at an even faster rate in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the past few weeks.» more

Duties of 15 % imposed on Russian birch plywood

14.06.2021 − After publication in the EU Gazette on Thursday, the preliminary anti-dumping duties imposed on birch plywood from Russia by the EU Commission became effective as of 12 June.» more

OSB producers pointing to North America and China

14.06.2021 − Mixed developments on global OSB markets in recent months and the shifts in sales volumes as a result are now reflected in the line of arguments used by European producers. » more