Wood-based panels

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

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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

USA: decline in hardwood plywood imports from China

26.02.2020 − In the fourth quarter US hardwood plywood imports increased by 1% to 660,797m³.» more

Norbord posts an operating loss for last year

24.02.2020 − Lower sales volumes and falling prices in North America and decreases in the price of OSB in Europe have slashed the trend in revenues and earnings booked by Norbord in 2019.» more

Fenglin orders particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher

21.02.2020 − In the fourth quarter, Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group placed an order with Dieffenbacher for a continuous production line for particleboard with long core layer particles.» more

OSB exports from Canada decline by 13%

20.02.2020 − Following a continuous increase ever since 2009, Canadian exports of OSB experienced a decline for the first time last year. » more

Prices of glues and impregnating resins hardly changed

17.02.2020 − A longstanding decline in the costs of raw materials used to make adhesive and impregnating resins now seems to be coming to an end. » more

Arauco to stop making particleboard in Moncure

14.02.2020 − Arauco North Americais poised to cease particleboard production in April at a site in Moncure, North Carolina that it acquired from Uniboard Canada in January 2012. » more

Sonae Arauco finishes assembling press

13.02.2020 − The next step in a project to install a new continuous particleboard line in Beeskow at a plant run by Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH was largely completed in mid-January.» more

Composite panel sales decreased by almost 4%

12.02.2020 − The downward spiral in North American particleboard and MDF/HDF manufacturers’ sales slowed a little in the fourth quarter compared with the previous three quarters. » more

Egger set to start up short-cycle presses in March

10.02.2020 − The installation of two short-cycle presses at Egger Wood Products, headquartered in Lexington, North Carolina, is nearing completion. » more

Greater reduction in UPM’s volume of plywood sales

10.02.2020 − The Plywood division of UPM-Kymmene sold a total of 739,000 m³ of plywood in its business year 2019. » more

Huber investing US$30m in treating location

07.02.2020 − The US OSB manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods is poised to build a new treating location in Dillon, South Carolina by the end of 2020. » more

Uplift registered in Russian exports of birch plywood

06.02.2020 − After the rather sluggish development in the first half-year, Russian exports of birch plywood picked up more sharply again in the third quarter. » more

Brazilian exports of Elliotis pine reduced to 2017 level

03.02.2020 − The growth in Brazilian exports of Elliotis pine plywood since 2012 came to an end last year; these exports have fallen again for the first time in seven years, back to the level of 2017.» more

Further reduction in British imports of particleboard

03.02.2020 − The reduction that occurred in the UK’s imports of particleboard in the second quarter became more pronounced in the third quarter. » more

South Korea exploring taking action on plywood imports

31.01.2020 − The Korea Trade Commission (KTC) launched an anti-dumping investigation into plywood imports from Vietnam at the start of December. » more

Büttner started up 10 dryers around the globe in 2019

30.01.2020 − Büttner completed ten start-ups in the 2019 financial year. » more

Unilin Group installing two more short-cycle presses

27.01.2020 − Unilin has ordered two short-cycle presses from Wemhöner Surface Technologies. » more