Wood-based panels

Siempelkamp delivering more components to AGT

04.05.2018 − GIM Export Group has ordered additional components for the second MDF/HDF line run by Turkish AGT Agac San. ve. Tic. from Siempelkamp. » more


Sonae Industria makes new agreement with Teak Capital

04.05.2018 − Pareuro, controlled by the Azevedo family, and Teak Capital, signed a new agreement on 30 April on a call option for shares of Sonae Industria. » more

Egger orders particleboard line for North Carolina

03.05.2018 − Austrian Egger group has awarded the first contracts for a particleboard mill planned in Lexington, North Carolina over the past few months. » more

Softwood plywood quota was filled on 23 April

01.05.2018 − It took the least amount of time in ten years for the duty-free quota for softwood plywood imports into the EU to be filled in 2018, even with a correction made in the first half of February. » more

VMG orders another complete line from Siempelkamp

30.04.2018 − Lithuanian Vakaru Medienos Grupe (VMG) ordered a complete particleboard line from Siempelkamp at the start of the second quarter. » more

Russian birch plywood exports almost same as 2016

27.04.2018 − Russian birch plywood exports came close to replicating 2016’s level after all last year thanks to a growth in the fourth quarter of 2017. » more

Garnica becomes sole owner of Maderas de Llodio

26.04.2018 − Spanish Grupo Garnica Plywood has become the sole owner of the radiata pine plywood manufacturing specialist Maderas de Llodio.» more

Sonae Arauco restarts its Mangualde mill

25.04.2018 − During the first quarter, Sonae Arauco resumed operations at two of the three raw board lines at its Mangualde and Oliveira do Hospital sites, which temporarily shut down on 16 October 2017 after forest fires. » more

Elliotis pine plywood exports rising more than in 2017

24.04.2018 − The upward spiral in Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports intensified in the first quarter. » more

Nolte to order new waste wood technology

23.04.2018 − Nolte Holzwerkstoff is to award a contract for long-planned waste wood recycling technology to Dieffenbacher. » more

Murom orders complete OSB line from Siempelkamp

19.04.2018 − Russian Murom intends to add OSB to its range of products. The company has ordered a complete line from Siempelkamp for this project. » more

US: No new investigation into plywood imports from China

18.04.2018 − The US Department of Commerce (DOC) will not launch a new investigation into plywood imports from China for the time being. » more

OneFortyOne ditches its plans for particleboard mill

18.04.2018 − Australian OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) is not going to start making particleboard after all. » more

Latvijas Finieris enjoyed 7% growth in turnover

17.04.2018 − Latvijas Finieris boosted its revenues by 7% to about €229m last year, according to preliminary figures. » more

Pfleiderer commissions waste wood recycling technology

16.04.2018 − Pfleiderer commissioned a waste wood recycling line installed at its Neumarkt particleboard mill in January as scheduled. » more

Four plants sold by Siempelkamp in first quarter 2018

13.04.2018 − Siempelkamp received four orders for part or full wood-based panel production plants in the first quarter. » more

CARB gives update on new EPA rule

13.04.2018 − The California Air Resources Board (CARB) published additional information about the new US rule governing formaldehyde emissions from particleboard, MDF/HDF and hardwood plywood on its website on 23 March. » more

Pro MDF reports another fall in MDF production

11.04.2018 − Pro MDF made a total of 192,986 m³ of MDF in the 2017 financial year. Pro MDF is owned by Mexican Proteak Uno. » more

Masisa intends to become sole owner of holding firm IITSA

06.04.2018 − Chilean Maderas y Sinteticos (Masisa) wants to fully acquire the holding company Inversiones Internacionales Terranova (IITSA). » more

Egger starts construction work at Lexington site

05.04.2018 − Austrian Egger group has started construction work on a US particle-board mill in Lexington, North Carolina by breaking ground on 16 March.» more

Deadlines for new US formaldehyde rules brought forward

03.04.2018 − New US rules governing formaldehyde emissions from particleboard, MDF/HDF and hardwood plywood will now take effect almost six months earlier than last planned after all. » more

Hexion: Rise in revenues from Forest Products Resins

01.04.2018 − US-American Hexion delivered a growth in revenues and earnings from its Forest Products Resins di-vision during the 2017 financial year. » more

Second English-language version EUWID Special released

26.03.2018 − The second EUWID Special edition appeared on 16 March. » more

Elliotis pine exports edged 27% higher in February as well

26.03.2018 − Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports are continuing on a steady upward path this year. » more

Plywood sales of Chilean CMPC decreased by 9% in 2017

23.03.2018 − Chilean Empresas CMPC saw its plywood sales fall 23% compared with the prior-year period to 87,000 m³ in the fourth quarter of 2017. » more

Sveza commissions new peeling line in Kostroma

22.03.2018 − Russian Sveza Group has commissioned another peeling line at its Kostroma site. » more

Metsä Wood starts test runs at Pärnu and Äänekoski

16.03.2018 − Metsä Wood division within Metsä Group started test runs at two new mills built in Pärnu, Estonia and Äänekoski, Finland in February. » more

Egger Group issues a new €150m bond

16.03.2018 − Egger Holzwerkstoffe completed the issuance of a new hybrid bond announced in mid-February at the start of March. » more

Further growth in exports of raw particleboard

14.03.2018 − German exports of raw particleboard rose even more sharply in the fourth quarter of 2017 than in the preceding quarter. » more

Sveza concludes takeover of Tyumen Plywood Mill

13.03.2018 − Russian Sveza Group completed its contractually-agreed acquisition of all the shares in Tyumen Plywood Mill, in November 2017 following approval from the Russian cartel authority FAS. » more