Wood-based panels

Finnish plywood production recovers slightly

06.11.2020 − Following significant declines in the first and second quarters Finnish plywood production is recovering somewhat over the course of the second half of the year.» more

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I-joist production back at level of last year

05.11.2020 − In the third quarter North American LVL and I-joist manufacturers increased production again vis à vis the comparative period of last year.» more

Wilsonart extending laminating works in Klamath Falls

04.11.2020 − The laminate manufacturer Wilsonart International will continue to invest in enlarging its direct-laminating capacity in North America. » more

Plitwood orders new birch plywood line from Raute

03.11.2020 − Plitwood intends to build a new birch plywood mill in Vologda, Russia. This company was established in 2017 by the Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki group and Cherepovets FMK. » more

Steico upgrades its full-year forecast for 2020

02.11.2020 − The insulated board and LVL manufacturer Steico has raised its forecasts for the 2020 financial year after experiencing another growth in revenues in the third quarter. » more

Homann fleshes out plans for new MDF mill in Lithuania

30.10.2020 − Homann put pen to paper on a contract to buy a 77-ha plot of industrial land near the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in October. » more

Forex to enlarge capacity at Amos OSB works

30.10.2020 − Groupe Forex wants to enlarge the annual capacity of the Amos OSB works in Québec by roughly 50,000 m³ to a total of 400,000 m³. » more

Adumping investigation into Russian birch plywood

29.10.2020 − The European Commission launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of birch plywood from Russia on 14 October (case number: 2020 C 342/02).» more

Egger now operates 15 ContiRoll presses

26.10.2020 − The Egger Group now runs a total of 15 ContiRoll presses delivered by Siempelkamp after commissioning a particleboard line in Lexington, North Carolina on 19 September. » more

Netherlands taking action against Chinese exporter

23.10.2020 − The Dutch authorities have requested Sakol Nederland to refrain from importing any further plywood with surface layers of tropical wood from the Chinese exporter Jiangsu High Hope Arser.» more

70 % growth registered in Brazil’s Elliotis pine exports

22.10.2020 − In September, Brazilian exports of Elliotis pine plywood were 70 % higher than last year at 252,764 m³. » more

Siempelkamp sells hybrid OSB plant to China

19.10.2020 − Guangxi Xiangsheng Household Materials Technology had placed an order with Siempelkamp for a complete plant on which various types of OSB are to be manufactured from the second half-year 2021. » more

Nile Wood concretises orders for planned MDF plant

16.10.2020 − By placing orders for plant and machinery, Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH) has given more concrete shape to the MDF project planned via the new company Nile Wood founded specifically for this purpose. » more

Lechner increasing production of Dekton worktops

15.10.2020 − The worktop manufacturer and creator D. Lechner has increased its production of worktops and splashbacks made of stone materials by adding a third shift.» more

Greenplac adds formaldehyde plant to MDF complex

12.10.2020 − Asperbras Brazil is planning to start making formaldehyde too in Água Clara, Mato Grosso do Sul by the end of 2020. » more

OSB production increases again in the second quarter

12.10.2020 − German manufacturers of OSB once again increased their production vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year during the second quarter. » more

Homann aiming to make up losses by end of year

09.10.2020 − After the deterioration that occurred as a result of the corona crisis, the capacity utilisation of the three thin MDF/HDF panel works of Homann has gradually been improving again since June. » more

Russian plywood exports drop off

09.10.2020 − The upward trend in Russian plywood exports observed during the first quarter weakened again in the subsequent period. » more

Japanese plywood imports back at 2019 level

05.10.2020 − In the second quarter, Japan imported plywood at a total volume of 615,608m³.» more

Delignit result only marginally positive

02.10.2020 − In the first half year, specialist plywood manufacturer Delignit generated turnover to the amount of €25.6m. » more

Grigeo’s Q1 hardboard sales revenue higher than last year

01.10.2020 − After the almost double-figure increase in the first quarter, Grigeo Baltwood raised its sales revenue for the second quarter above last year’s figure again. » more

Egger laminates first panel in Lexington

28.09.2020 − Egger group has started production at the new particleboard works in Lexington, North Carolina, set up via Egger Wood Products, by commissioning the first short-cycle press. » more

Mieco sells Great Platform particleboard works

25.09.2020 − At the beginning of the second quarter, Mieco Chipboard concluded the sale of the Gemas/Negeri Sembilan particleboard works to Bagus Timber as agreed at the beginning of November.» more

Patent Makina finishes its installation work at Big Star

21.09.2020 − Turkish machinery builder Patent Mühendislik Makina plans to wrap up mechanical installation work on an MDF line planned by the Algerian group Bigstar towards the end of July. » more

70 short-cycle presses sold by GIM to Turkish clients

17.09.2020 − Since the beginning of the 90s, GIM Export Group has sold a total of 70 short-cycle presses made by Wemhöner Surface Technologies to Turkish wood-based panel manufacturers.» more

Vanachai reports positive EBIT for first time in a while

14.09.2020 − Vanachai Group Public registered a 15% year-on-year decrease in its consolidated revenues to THB2.054bn or roughly US$66.4m in the second quarter.» more

Eucatex reports strong fall in particleboard business

11.09.2020 − Eucatex Indústria e Comércio curbed its output in the second quarter in response to slower demand since the end of March. » more

Pro-MDF: Production down by more than a third

08.09.2020 − Pro MDF, which is a Proteak subsidiary, suffered a 37% downturn in output in the second quarter of 2020. » more

German foreign trade in particleboard weakens again

07.09.2020 − The downward spiral in the German foreign trade in particleboard persisted across all product segments during the second quarter.» more

Arauco reports a sharp fall in production and sales

04.09.2020 − Celulosa Arauco y Constitutión manufactured 939,000 m³ and sold 1.113 million m³ of composite panels (particleboard, MDF/HDF) in North and South America between April and June 2020.» more