Wood-based panels

Double-digit growth in Spain’s plywood imports

03.06.2019 − The fourth quarter of 2018 brought another sharp increase in Spanish softwood and hardwood plywood imports compared with one year earlier.» more


European wood-based panel production rose to 59.5m m³

31.05.2019 − European wood-based panel production increased 1.9% to 59.5 m m³ in 2018 as a whole, according to preliminary figures from the European Panel Federation (EPF). » more

Fantoni has ceased production at Novolegno plant

27.05.2019 − At the end of February, the Italian wood-based panels manufacturer Fantoni discontinued MDF production at its Avellino site, which operates under the name Novolegno:» more

Further decline in particleboard exports

27.05.2019 − The decline in German particleboard exports that began in the second half of 2018 continued in the first quarter. » more

Double-figure growth in Medite Smartply’s sales revenue

24.05.2019 − In spite of a 3 % reduction in the sold volume, sales revenue generated by the “Medite Smartply” division of the Irish national forest office Coillte Teoranta rose by 12 % in its business year 2018 to 211.3m €.» more

North American OSB output increases by another 3%

23.05.2019 − Diverging trends in North American OSB and softwood plywood production seen last year played out in a somewhat stronger form in the first quarter. » more

Nolte wants to commission new waste wood plant in July

20.05.2019 − The construction of the new waste wood processing plant at Nolte Holzwerkstoff is largely proceeding according to plan. » more

Significant decline in sales of composite panels

20.05.2019 − The North American manufacturers of Conmposite Panels had to accept significant declines in sales volumes in the first quarter. » more

LP posts operating loss in OSB division in Q1 2019

17.05.2019 − In the first quarter, the losses suffered in sales revenue and results by the OSB division of Louisiana-Pacific Corp. continued undiminished. » more

Sonae Industria has again achieved a positive result

14.05.2019 − Despite the continuing difficult course of business for its own activities, Sonae Industria was able to return its results to positive territory in the first quarter. » more

Canada: OSB exports to Asia have declined

13.05.2019 − Canadian OSB exports rose significantly again in March after weakening in February compared to both the previous month and the previous year. » more

LVL production of Steico has risen to over 100,000 m³

10.05.2019 − The production volumes of Steico, the insulation board and LVL manufacturer, rose in all product groups in the 2018 financial year.» more

Delignit: Exports have increased almost sixfold since 2010

08.05.2019 − As in previous years, Delignit, a manufacturer of specialty plywood, increased its sales in fiscal 2018 primarily abroad. » more

EPF wants to introduce voluntary emission class E1/2

08.05.2019 − The European Panel Federation (EPF) has now also concretized its position in the increasingly intensive discussions on reducing formaldehyde emissions from wood-based materials that have been going on for sever» more

Raute's order intake again fell sharply

06.05.2019 − In the first quarter, the Finnish machinery and equipment manufacturer Raute completed orders worth a total of €32m. » more

Sales increase at Homann halved

02.05.2019 − As the market situation became more difficult in the second half of 2018, the sales trend at Homann Holzwerkstoffe GmbH slowed significantly.» more

Weyerhaeuser: Sales decline in all product segments

30.04.2019 − Weyerhaeuser's OSB sales in the first quarter decreased by 31% year on year to US$160m. » more

Laminex to operate particleboard plant in Gympie

29.04.2019 − Laminex, the wood-based panel manufacturer belonging to the New Zealand construction products group Fletcher Building, will continue to operate the particleboard plant in Gympie, Queensland, Australia.» more

Pfleiderer reports stronger revenues and EBIT

29.04.2019 − Pfleiderer Group delivered a 5.6% improvement in group revenues to €1.063bn in the 2018 financial year, according to preliminary figures released on 10 April. » more

MDF Recovery cooperating with Kronospan in MDF Recycling

29.04.2019 − The technology company MDF Recovery is aiming to bring its internally developed MDF-waste recycling process to a marketable stage in cooperation with Kronospan Ltd. of Chirk, UK. » more

Delignit expecting stronger growth in sales revenue in 2019

26.04.2019 − The special plywood manufacturer Delignit wants to achieve double-figure growth in sales revenue again this year. » more

Arauco has officially opened Grayling particleboard plant

23.04.2019 − Arauco North America officially opened its particleboard plant in Grayling/Michigan on 16 April. On the same day, the first regular delivery left the factory. » more

Pfleiderer: production volumes remained almost stable

18.04.2019 − Following somewhat stronger growth in the previous two years, the Pfleiderer Group's production and sales figures hardly rose at all in financial year 2018. » more

Shifts in US particleboard imports from the EU

15.04.2019 − The US imported more particleboard from the EU-28 again last year amidst little change in overall imports. » more

EPF AGM back in Scotland after 18 years

15.04.2019 − The European Panel Federation (EPF) will hold this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Dunblane, Scotland, which is about 50 km north of Edinburgh and Glasgow. » more

UPM has commissioned new facilities in Chudovo

12.04.2019 − Finnish UPM-Kymmene has largely completed the expansion of its Chudovo birch plywood mill in Russia, which began in autumn 2017. » more

Plyterra orders more plywood technology from Raute

11.04.2019 − Russian Plyterra has ordered additional manufacturing and laminating technology from Raute for a project to expand its Umet mill located in the Zubovo-Polyanskiy region of the Republic of Mordovia. » more

Kastamonu: Fire on wood yard erased only on 8 April

11.04.2019 − A fire on the wood yard of the former Annovati particleboard plant in Frossasco, which broke out early in the morning of 28 March, could only be extinguished after twelve days. » more

USA: drop in hardwood plywood imports from China

08.04.2019 − In the fourth quarter of 2018 the USA imported a total of 660,374m³ hardwood plywood. » more

EBRD wants to support Kronospan’s OSB project

05.04.2019 − The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is currently considering granting another loan to the Kronospan group. » more