Wood-based panels

Kronospan has expanded investment budget in Eastaboga

25.06.2018 − The Kronospan Group intends to invest a total of US$463m in the ongoing expansion of its US site in Eastaboga/Alabama, creating 310 new jobs. » more


Vanachai: Export sales decreased by 12%

25.06.2018 − The Thai wood-based panels manufacturer Vanachai generated consolidated total sales of Baht2.301bn in the first quarter, down 14% year-on-year. » more

Büttner to deliver dryer and combination burner to VMG

22.06.2018 − Lithuanian UAB Vakaru Medienos Grupe (VMG) has ordered a drum dryer in dimensions of 6.5 x 35 R for its particleboard project in Alkmene in northern Lithuania from German Büttner. » more

Dieffenbacher supplies particleboard line to Starwood

21.06.2018 − Turkish particleboard and MDF/HDF manufacturer Starwood has ordered the essential components for a particleboard plant from the Dieffenbacher Group. » more

Germany imported 9% more OSB during the first quarter

15.06.2018 − Supply problems that have existed on Germany’s OSB market for a few months now have left their mark on foreign trade statistics too in the first quarter of 2018. » more

New English-language of EUWID Special released

15.06.2018 − The third English-language special edition of EUWID has been released today. » more

Start-up of Pollmeier’s new veneer lay-up line delayed

15.06.2018 − Pollmeier will probably not be putting the new veneer lay-up line for LVL production into operation until the end of 2018. » more

Schattdecor to install three treating lines at Chekhov site

14.06.2018 − Schattdecor has partly expanded a programme of investments announced in spring 2017, which was to involve investing about €120m in increasing production capacity by the end of 2018 under plans at that time.» more

German raw particleboard exports continue to climb

11.06.2018 − Supply problems that emerged on Germany’s raw particleboard market in February and, above all, in March have hardly had an impact on foreign trade. » more

Coillte’s wood-based panel sales up by roughly 8 %

07.06.2018 − The “Medite Smartply” division of Irish Coillte Teoranta boosted its MDF sales volume by 3 % in the business year 2017 to 429,000 m³.» more

Hexion’s sales revenue boosted by transferring costs

06.06.2018 − The growth registered in sales generated by the US-American Hexion in the first quarter was governed mostly the transfer of the higher costs for raw materials.» more

Arauco posts higher output and deliveries

06.06.2018 − The Wood Products division of Chilean Celulosa Arauco y Constitutión (Arauco) markedly increased output and deliveries of wood-based panels compared with the previous year as well as the previous quarter. » more

Wanhua Ecoboard orders three particleboard plants

05.06.2018 − Chinese Wanhua Ecoboard has ordered three more particleboard plants in the last three months from Dieffenbacher. » more

Prefere being sold to Silverfleet Capital Partners

04.06.2018 − British Silverfleet Capital Partners is aiming to acquire the majority holding in German Prefere Resins Holding. » more

Egger group contacts wood suppliers in USA

30.05.2018 − At a meeting organised through the North Carolina Forest Service, Egger group established first contacts with potential wood suppliers for the proposed particleboard plant in Lexington/North Carolina. » more

Four lines to start operating in Brazil soon

28.05.2018 − The ramp-up of three new MDF/HDF lines and the restart of a closed particleboard and MDF/HDF mill will lead to a significant increase in capacity within Brazil's wood-based panel industry.» more

Canada continues to export large amounts of OSB

24.05.2018 − Canadian OSB exports stabilised in the first quarter at the level reached after soaring in the third and fourth quarters of 2017. » more

Ten plants sold by Dieffenbacher by end of April

23.05.2018 − Dieffenbacher had already sold ten partial or full wood-based panel production plants by the end of April this year. » more

New OSB line in Inverness running at 60% capacity

22.05.2018 − A continuous production line installed by Norbord Europe to replace two multi-opening lines at its OSB mill in Inverness, Scotland has now reached about 60% of its capacity. » more

Losán planning to take up poplar-plywood production

19.05.2018 − Spanish Grupo Losán began building a poplar-plywood works at the beginning of May. » more

Homann sticking to plans to invest in the Baltics

18.05.2018 − German Homann wants to raise its manufacturing capacity again in order to meet rising demand for thin MDF/HDF and refined products. » more

Louisiana-Pacific investing US$45m in Entekra

17.05.2018 − Louisiana-Pacific bought a 50% stake in Entekra, a firm that specialises in designing and making pre-fabricated home construction parts at the start of May. » more

Forex makes the first board at new OSB mill

16.05.2018 − Canadian Forex Amos has commissioned a new OSB mill at its Amos, Quebec headquarters. » more

Arauco’s mills in the Americas now comply with TSCA

15.05.2018 − Paneles Arauco changed over manufacturing at its wood-based panel sites in the US, Canada, Chile and Brazil to formaldehyde emission values that will apply in the US from 1 June under TSCA.» more

Two-way split in Spain’s plywood imports in 2017

15.05.2018 − Spain’s imports of plywood in 2017 as a whole took a downturn again with poorer development in the second half of the year.» more

Steico puts two further plants into operation in Poland

14.05.2018 − At the end of March, Steico put two more production lines into operation at the Czarnków facility in Poland.» more

Roy O. Martin starts up OSB facility in Texas

11.05.2018 − US-American Roy O. Martin Lumber Management made the first board at an OSB mill in Corrigan, Texas, which was built via Corrigan OSB, on 24 April. » more

Indian Greenply made first piece of MDF in April

09.05.2018 − Indian Greenply Industries has commissioned its new MDF mill in Routhu Suramala, Andhra Pradesh. The production line delivered by Dieffenbacher made its first board on 1 April. » more

Duratex resumes operation at Itapetininga works

08.05.2018 − In April, Brazilian Duratex resumed operation at the Itapetininga chipboard and MDF/HDF works in São Paulo that had been shut down indefinitely in December 2015. » more

Büttner completes dryer assembly at Hunton

07.05.2018 − German Büttner finished assembling an electrically heated fibre dryer at Norwegian Hunton Fiber in February. » more