Wood-based panels

Plywood quota exhausted since Wednesday

18.05.2020 − The duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU expired on 13 May, somewhat earlier than initially expected.» more


OCI's melamine sales have declined again

18.05.2020 − After the relatively strong increase in the fourth quarter, melamine sales of OCI Nitrogen declined again in the first quarter. » more

EU has again supplied less particleboard to the USA

15.05.2020 − After the strong increase last year, particleboard deliveries from Europe to the USA decreased again in the first quarter.» more

Methanex and SCC lower their prices again in May

15.05.2020 − Persistent pressure on global methanol prices has led the Canadian company Methanex and the US group Southern Chemical (SCC) to trim their contract prices again for May 2020.» more

German mills made less raw particleboard in 2019

15.05.2020 − German companies made less raw particleboard in 2019 than they did in 2018.» more

German OSB production fell again last year

14.05.2020 − German companies made less OSB (commodity tariff number 1621 13 160) in all four quarters of last year, as had been the case in 2018.» more

Great Britain: Particleboard imports fell by 13.3%

21.04.2020 − Germany and France delivered more particleboard to the UK in 2019 than in the previous year.» more

Latvijas Finieris anticipates a 5-8 % drop in sales

21.04.2020 − Latvijas Finieris, the Latvian birch plywood producer, expects the sales volume to decrease by 5-8% in April due to the corona crisis.» more

Vanachai has accepted Siempelkamp's OSB plant

17.04.2020 − Vanachai, the Thai wood-based products manufacturer, started OSB production at the Group's largest site in Surat Thani. » more

Boise Cascade cuts production by up to 40%

09.04.2020 − Due to the current corona crisis, the US-based Boise Cascade expects a significant decline in demand on the North American plywood and EWP markets in the second quarter.» more

Finsa stops production in its Spanish plants

08.04.2020 − Due to the effects of the corona crisis, wood-based panels manufacturer Financiera Madereira has temporarily stopped wood-based panels production at the Spanish locations.» more

Sonae Arauco closes plants in Spain and South Africa

06.04.2020 − The tightening of measures to control coronavirus in various countries is also affecting Sonae Arauco's production activities.» more

Methanol contract price was reduced by 15 €

02.04.2020 − After relatively short negotiations, the European contract price for methanol deliveries in the second quarter of 2020 was fixed at € 255/t fob Rotterdam with the fixing reached on 26 March.» more

Weyerhaeuser reduces OSB production by 15 % in April

01.04.2020 − As a reaction to the decline in demand recorded in the course of the Corona crisis, the US forestry and timber group Weyerhaeuser will also reduce production at various locations. » more

Methanex reduced EPCP by a further 15 €

27.03.2020 − With yesterday's posting, the Canadian company Methanex has reduced its European Posted Contract Price (EPCP) for the second quarter by €15/t.» more

German softwood plywood imports much lower

24.03.2020 − Germany imported less hardwood, softwood and tropical plywood in the fourth quarter of 2019 than it had one year earlier. » more

Hexion: decline in Forest Products Resins turnover

23.03.2020 − In the 2019 financial year the forest products resins business division of US resin manufacturer Hexion generated turnover of US$1.485bn.» more

OSB import surplus has continued to narrow

23.03.2020 − Germany exported 5% less OSB in the fourth quarter than it had in the prior-year period with a total of 121,446 m³. » more

Guangxi Guoxu Group orders Andritz refiner

20.03.2020 − Andritz is to supply a pressurized refining system for the MDF plant at the Wuzhou (Guangxi province) location of Chinese wood-based panels manufacturer Guangxi Guoxu Group.» more

Another downward slide in Finnish plywood exports

20.03.2020 − Finland’s plywood exports fell sharply again last year after a slight downturn in 2018; a slump that already surfaced in the first half of the year intensified in the final six months. » more

Sharp upswing in demand for plywood from the US

20.03.2020 − Demand for plywood imports from the US has risen sharply in recent weeks after a somewhat weaker phase.» more

Brazil: Wood-based panel sales no longer growing

19.03.2020 − The upward trend that has been evident on Brazil’s wood-based panels market since 2016 reversed course last year.» more

No further increase in Paged Plywood turnover

17.03.2020 − Polish Paged Group generated turnover with its plywood operations in 2019 to an amount of PLN504.2m, representing an equivalent value of around €118.3m.» more

German particleboard exports declined in 2019

16.03.2020 − Over the course of 2019, German exports of raw particleboard (goods tariff number 4410 11 10) decreased continually vis à vis previous quarters as well as the comparative quarters of the preceding year. » more

Allin takes over poplar-veneer works in Épernay

16.03.2020 − At the end of January, the plywood manufacturer Allin belonging to the French Toubois group purchased the poplar-veneer works in Épernay that it had previously been renting. » more

Greenply has significantly increased veneer capacity

10.03.2020 − The Indian plywood manufacturer Greenply Industries completed the expansion of its veneer plant in Gabon.» more

Büttner delivering 85 t dryer to Saib facility in Italy

02.03.2020 − Società Agglomerati Industriali Bosi (Saib) ordered a new Type R drum dryer from Büttner at the end of 2019 or start of 2020. » more

Delayed start of construction for Garnica works in France

02.03.2020 − Grupo Garnica Plywood initiated the construction of its new production facility in Troyes, France, by laying the foundation stone on 28 January. » more

Finsa orders two EcoPulser Twin mills from Pallmann

28.02.2020 − Financiera Madereira (Finsa) ordered two EcoPulser size-reduction machines from the Siempelkamp subsidiary Pallmann in July. » more

Latvia: plywood exports record a marginal decline only

27.02.2020 − In the fourth quarter Latvian plywood exports declined by 3.6% vis à vis the comparative period of 2018 to 88,400m³.» more