Wood-based panels

Norbord budgets US$150m for investment projects

14.11.2018 − Canadian Norbord intends to spend about US$150m on expanding and modernising its manufacturing capacity in the coming year.» more


Nolte idling production for four days

13.11.2018 − Nolte Holzwerkstoff temporarily suspended particleboard production for almost four days from 3 to 6 November due to a shortage of adhesive resin. » more

Sonae Industria reports weaker earnings

12.11.2018 − Sonae Industria and the joint venture Sonae Arauco both ended the third quarter with a significant decrease in earnings compared with the same stretch last year following mixed trends in the second quarter.» more

Logistics problems again hindering availability of resin

12.11.2018 − Longstanding problems encountered when transporting chemical raw materials along the River Rhine have made a significant dent into adhesive resin supply again over the past fortnight.» more

Further growth in Russian exports of birch plywood

07.11.2018 − The upward trend observed in Russia’s exports of birch plywood exports in the first quarter gathered a little more pace in the second quarter. » more

Production of particleboard increased year-on-year

06.11.2018 − In the second quarter, German particleboard production in all product groups increased year-on-year. » more

Further decline in British imports of wood-based panels

05.11.2018 − Imports of British particleboard and OSB in the second quarter were lower than a year earlier.» more

Raute: Order intake again at previous year's level

05.11.2018 − The Finnish machinery and plant manufacturer Raute received orders worth a total of €42mi in the third quarter. Of this amount, €27m related to new plants and €15m to Technology Services. » more

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

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