Wood-based panels

Resin prices decreased again in July

30.07.2020 − A minor downward trend in urea prices that persisted in June and a renewed reduction in contract prices for methanol and raw melamine have sent adhesive and impregnating resin prices lower again in July. » more


Spanish plywood imports soften in the first quarter

29.07.2020 − Spanish plywood imports receded in the first three months after considerable double-digit growth in 2019 as a whole.» more

Russian plywood exports sharply higher in Q1

28.07.2020 − Russian birch plywood exports increased by 10% to 691,969 m³ in the first three months of this year.» more

Delays encountered in assembly in many markets

27.07.2020 − The corona crisis has led to significant reductions in business with wood-based panel plants in terms of receipts of orders as well as the processing of ongoing projects. » more

Sonae Arauco makes first board at Beeskow mill

24.07.2020 − Sonae Arauco Deutschland made the first piece of particleboard using a new line at its Beeskow mill on 7 July.» more

Gutex wants to invest in second facility near Freiburg

23.07.2020 − The insulation-panel manufacturer Gutex is planning to build a second works roughly 20 km southwest of Freiburg. » more

Chile: exports at lowest level since end of 2017

21.07.2020 − In the first quarter, Chilean exports of radiata pine plywood decreased by 17.9% vis à vis the comparative period of last year, to 98,317t.» more

Particleboard: recycled wood use reaches almost 43%

20.07.2020 − The European particleboard industry raised the proportion of recycled wood that it used as feedstock by three percentage points to nearly 43% last year, according to the latest annual report from EPF.» more

Low production increases for raw particleboard

16.07.2020 − In the first quarter, a total of 1.054m m³ raw particleboard (goods tariff number 1621 12 001) was produced in Germany. » more

Chairman of advisory board now managing Siempelkamp

10.07.2020 − Christoph Michel, who has been the CEO and spokesperson of the board of directors at G. Siempelkamp since the start of 2019, left the company with effect from 30 June. » more

EPF: production declined again for first time in 2019

09.07.2020 − Following six years of continuous growth, in 2019 European production of wood-based panels declined again for the first time vis à vis the preceding year. » more

Lumin aiming to enlarge veneer and plywood capacity

02.07.2020 − The plywood manufacturer Uruply wants to invest a total of around 30m US$ in extending its Tacuarembó works.» more

Slight decline only in Latvian plywood exports

02.07.2020 − Latvian plywood exports in the first quarter remained only slightly below the preceding year’s figure. » more

Birch plywood prices under mounting pressure again

26.06.2020 − Russian and other Eastern European birch plywood producers have slashed their prices in recent weeks as sales remain weak. » more

Spanish plywood imports rose sharply last year

24.06.2020 − Spain experienced a sharp upswing in its plywood imports in 2019. An upward trend in the first six months of the year actually intensified in the second half of the year.» more

Siempelkamp joined VR Business Club in May

22.06.2020 − Siempelkamp Group has been a member of the VR Business Club since the beginning of May. » more

Nolte Holzwerkstoff to be renamed Rheinspan

18.06.2020 − A deal that saw Saviola Holding buy a 50% stake in the particleboard producer Nolte Holzwerkstoff closed on 10 June. » more

Much stronger slump in German OSB imports

18.06.2020 − Germany imported a total of 166,041 m³ of OSB in the first three months. » more

Medite Smartply reports drop in revenues

17.06.2020 − The Irish public forestry authority Coillte Teoranta has announced that its Medite Smartply division generated revenues of €207.4m last year. » more

German plywood imports continue to dwindle

12.06.2020 − In the first quarter German imports of hardwood, softwood and tropical plywood again fell short of the figures recorded in the comparative period last year. » more

Mounting opposition to new E05 rules in Germany

11.06.2020 − Objections raised by other EU member states have tended to increase since amended rules governing formaldehyde testing methodology and thus a switch from E1 to E05 took effect in Germany on 1 January.» more

Further turnover increase for Grigeo Baltwood

10.06.2020 − In the first quarter Grigeo Baltwood achieved an increase in turnover for the fifth consecutive time. » more

Steico investing only slightly less than in years past

09.06.2020 − Steico intends to invest approximately €44m in its two Polish production sites in Czarnków and Czarna Woda and in its site in Casteljaloux, France this year. » more

Raute: Guoxu Springwood orders dryer and lay-up line

08.06.2020 − Raute is to supply a veneer dryer as well as automated veneer lay-up lines for the new factory of Chinese plywood manufacturer Guoxu Springwood Wood Panel. » more

Another fall in German foreign trade in particleboard

05.06.2020 − German particleboard imports and exports alike fell by double-digit percentages in the first three months compared with the same timeframe last year. » more

Dieffenbacher sold 18 lines last year

04.06.2020 − Dieffenbacher sold a total of 18 complete and partial lines for making wood-based panels with a continuous press in the 2019 financial year. » more

Latvijas Finieris: slight EBITDA decline in 2019

04.06.2020 − In 2019 Latvijas Finieris achieved an EBITDA to the amount of €32.3m. This represents a 3.9% decline vis à vis the preceding year’s figure. » more

OCI faces another drop in melamine sales

01.06.2020 − OCI Nitrogen saw its melamine sales take a turn for the worse again in the first quarter of this year after relatively strong growth in the final quarter of 2019.» more

Another slump in softwood plywood imports

29.05.2020 − The US imported 12% less softwood plywood in the first three months of 2020 than it had in the same stretch last year with a total of 357,341 m³. » more

EU: Duty-free quota for softwood plywood filled

28.05.2020 − The duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU was filled on 13 May, a little earlier than had been initially expected.» more