Wood-based panels

BASF begins marketing Kauranat hybrid adhesive

02.11.2018 − After the start at two pilot customers in the particleboard industry, BASF now wants to broaden its sales of the hybrid isocyanate (PMDI) adhesive developed over the last two years to other buyers as well. » more

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Panel manufacturers preparing for further reduction

02.11.2018 − The discussions underway in various countries concerning a further reduction in formaldehyde emissions are increasingly prompting wood-based panel manufacturers and value-adders to take action.» more

German OSB production declined even more sharply

01.11.2018 − German OSB production in the second quarter was also well below the previous year's level. » more

Siempelkamp Quingdao completes three orders in China

30.10.2018 − Siempelkamp Qingdao Machinery & Equipment Co. Ltd., part of the Siempelkamp Group, has sold three partial and complete plants for MDF production in China over the last few months. » more

Weyerhaeuser: OSB sales down again for the first time

29.10.2018 − OSB sales of Weyerhaeuser Group decreased by 12 % to US$215m in the third quarter.» more

EPA to further align TSCA Title VI with CARB 2

29.10.2018 − On 16 October, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented a draft for technical amendments to Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which has been in force since 1 June.» more

Floraplac has put second MDF plant into operation

26.10.2018 − Brazilian MDF manufacturer Floraplac Industrial MDF produced its first MDF on 23 October on a production line supplied by Dieffenbacher and designed for a capacity of around 425,000 m³/year. » more

Latvian plywood exports fall by single-digit percentage

25.10.2018 − The slump in Latvia’s plywood exports slowed considerably in the second quarter. Exports had tumbled 21.3% to 283,700 m³ in 2017 as a whole. » more

Swiss Krono starts production of NAF chipboards

23.10.2018 − In October, the Swiss Krono Group started production of particleboard without formaldehyde addition ("No added formaldehyde NAF"). » more

Finnish plywood exports increased only slightly

23.10.2018 − After the double-digit increase last year, Finnish plywood exports rose by only 1% to 530,000 m³ in the first half of the year. » more

Another slight double-digit increase in sales at Steico

22.10.2018 − After the somewhat flatter development in the first half of the year, the insulation board and LVL manufacturer Steico again achieved a slight double-digit increase in sales in the third quarter. » more

Steico also to produce construction elements in Czarnków

19.10.2018 − Steico SE will install a production line for wall, roof and ceiling elements at the Czarnków site in Poland over the next few months.» more

Invernizzi has invested in new rotary veneer line

17.10.2018 − The Italian plywood and particleboard manufacturer Invernizzi has invested a total of around €5.5m in the expansion of its machinery at its Solarolo Rainerio headquarters in recent months. » more

Sonae Arauco: MDF line in Mangualde has started up

16.10.2018 − In mid-September, the joint venture Sonae Arauco produced the first board on the new continuous production line built at the Portuguese MDF plant in Mangualde. » more

DOC launches new investigation into Chinese plywood

12.10.2018 − The US Department of Commerce (DOC) will now open a further investigation into plywood imports from China. » more

Parisot and CFP owner P3G submits offer for Lure

11.10.2018 − P3G Industries and the chipboard manufacturer Compagnie Francaise de Panneau (CFP), submitted an offer for the chipboard plant Lure to the Swedish Ikea Industry AB on 20 September. » more

Minor decline registered in Pfleiderer’s sales volumes

08.10.2018 − The slight downhill trend that had already ap-peared in the sales volumes of Pfleiderer Group in the first quarter was perpetuated in the quarter thereafter. » more

Over 10 short-cycle presses to get up and running

05.10.2018 − As particleboard and MDF capacity continues to increase, laminating capacity will also be boosted considerably in North America over the next two years.» more

Chile: Wood-based panel production again over 3m m³

05.10.2018 − In Chile a total of 3.072m m³ wood-based panels were produced in 2017. » more

Great Platform-acquisition enables Mieco to increase sales

02.10.2018 − The Malaysian wood-based panel manufacturer Mieco Chipboard increased its sales to 98.4m ringgit in the second quarter.» more

Methanex has slightly raised price for fourth quarter

28.09.2018 − The expectations expressed since mid-September for the European methanol contract price in the fourth quarter seem to be confirmed. » more

Another double-digit increase for Homann WBP

28.09.2018 − In the first half of the year, Homann Wood-Based Panels achieved double-digit growth both in Germany and abroad. » more

Metsä Wood’s production running in three shifts in Pärnu

28.09.2018 − Metsä Group officially put its new birch plywood works in Pärnu, Estonia, into operation on 27 August, having previously performed various test runs and quality checks.» more

Entry of European producers sets US industry in motion

27.09.2018 − The entry of European wood-based panel producers in the US will likely intensify long-expected changes in the US furniture industry.» more

Homag Panel Dividing and Anthon cooperate

27.09.2018 − The companies Homag Panel Dividing and Anthon, which are active in the field of dividing saws, want to expand their respective product ranges by means of a cooperation. » more

LP has shut down EWP site due to Hurricane Florence

21.09.2018 − Louisiana-Pacific has temporarily taken the EWP plant in Wilmington/North Carolina out of production. » more

Raute has raised forecast for current fiscal year

19.09.2018 − The Finnish machine and plant manufacturer Raute is currently able to process its high order backlog more quickly than originally expected. » more

Egger applies for €150m loan for Polish plant

14.09.2018 − The Egger Group, through Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH, has applied to the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a loan of €150m for the ongoing construction of the chipboard plant in Biskupiec, Poland. » more

Kronospan product warning spreads relatively widely

14.09.2018 − The product warning for P3 tongue-and-groove flooring particleboard published by Kronospan CR on 27 August affects Hornbach as well as other DIY store chains and timber and building materials dealers. » more

Boise Cascade wants to quit chipboard production

13.09.2018 − Boise Cascade intends to sell the particleboard plant in La Grande/Oregon and the two sawmills Pilot Rock and La Grande, also located in north-eastern Oregon, to Woodgrain Millwork.» more