Wood-based panels

Further price decrease for Russian birch plywood

21.02.2019 − The downward spiral in Russian birch plywood prices strengthened in the first few weeks of 2019. » more


Sonae Arauco begins construction work in Beeskow

20.02.2019 − The construction of a new continuous particleboard line planned by Sonae Arauco at the Beeskow site as part of a replacement investment is to begin at the beginning of March. » more

North American OSB market experiencing weakness

18.02.2019 − A strong first half of 2018 gave way to growing weakness on North American OSB markets. » more

Finnish plywood exports down in first 11 months

15.02.2019 − Finland exported 2.3% less plywood between January and November compared to the corresponding period in the preceding year, according to figures compiled by the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF).» more

CEO change at Olon and Ilcam joint venture

15.02.2019 − Don Hambly, CEO of the Canadian furniture parts manufacturer Olon Industries, and Jim Lymer, General Manager of the joint venture OL Frontal Solutions left the company on 5 Februar with immediate effect.» more

North America: Stable particleboard sales

15.02.2019 − The North American markets for composite panels developed in line with expectations in the fourth quarter.» more

LP’s OSB works conversion to get 4.5m CAD in funding

14.02.2019 − The US company Louisiana-Pacific is to receive 4.5m CAD in government funding for the ongoing conversion of the Canadian OSB works Dawson Creek of British Columbia to the production of sidings. » more

Arauco Grayling to produce first board in February

13.02.2019 − After the delays that occurred last year, Arauco North America began commissioning the individual plant components at the newly constructed Grayling/Michigan particleboard plant in recent weeks. » more

Plant from Horn-Bad Meinberg being dismantled

12.02.2019 − The particleboard plant at Sonae Industria's Horn-Bad Meinberg plant, which was finally shut down in the first quarter of 2014, is currently being dismantled. » more

SGS increased North American sales to €30m

12.02.2019 − Last year, Austrian SGS Industrial Services generated sales of around €30m for the first time via the US subsidiary SGS Industrial Services Inc., which was founded in 2013 in Norcross/Georgia.» more

Homanit plans greenfield investment in Lithuania

11.02.2019 − Through its Lithuanian subsidiary Homanit Lietuva UAB, Homanit Holding intends to build a new thin MDF/HDF plant in the vicinity of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.» more

Kurt Schuhmacher has taken over FMT Instandhaltung

08.02.2019 − Kurt Schuhmacher Industriemontagen, which is focused on installation and conversion projects in the wood-based panel industry, among others, took over the assets of FMT Instandhaltung on February 1.» more

Steico poised to commission more lines by May

08.02.2019 − The insulating panel producer Steico is currently installing two more lines at its Polish production facilities in Czarnków and Czarna Woda. » more

Egger to double adhesive resin capacity in Wismar

07.02.2019 − The Egger group is poised to undertake a significant expansion of several manufacturing areas at its Wismar site, which does business as Egger Holzwerkstoffe Wismar during the years ahead. » more

Smaller growth in German raw particleboard output

07.02.2019 − German particleboard manufacturing slowed again in the third quarter on the heels of strong growth in the first and second quarters of 2018.» more

Duratex discontinued MDF production at Botucatu plant

06.02.2019 − The Brazilian wood-based panels manufacturer Duratex temporarily shut down its MDF/HDF plant in Botucatu, São Paulo, at the end of November, which has an annual capacity of around 400,000 m³. » more

Norbord doubles adjusted EBITDA in Europe

05.02.2019 − With the price increases implemented in the course of the year, the Canadian Norbord Group increased its European sales by 20.2 % to US$ 517m despite slightly declining sales figures. » more

Norbord invests a further £35m in Inverness plant

04.02.2019 − Following the replacement of the two multi-opening lines and the construction of a new finishing line, Norbord plans to invest a further £35m or the equivalent of US$45m in the OSB Inverness plant.» more

Egger also modernizes third dryer in Rambervillers

01.02.2019 − The Egger Group will also modernize the third drum dryer at its particleboard plant in Rambervillers, France. » more

Decline in OSB production has slowed down

01.02.2019 − German OSB production in the third quarter of 2018 remained below the prior-year level. » more

Georgia-Pacific invests another US$6m in Clarendon plant

31.01.2019 − Georgia-Pacific spent some US$6m on its OSB mill in Clarendon, South Carolina in 2018. In a next phase, the site will gain a new laminating line, Georgia-Pacific announced in November.» more

Egger’s timber purchasing in Ukraine is EUTR-compliant

31.01.2019 − SGS Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) has confirmed the timber purchasing operations of Egger group in the Ukraine and the associated imports into the EU as conform with the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).» more

Masisa has appointed Carrillo Escobar as new CEO

31.01.2019 − On March 31, Roberto Salas Guzmán will resign as CEO of the Chilean wood-based panels manufacturer Masisa for personal reasons. » more

Brazil: Slight decline in tropical plywood exports

30.01.2019 − Due to a significantly weaker development in the second half of the year, Brazilian exports of tropical plywood in 2018 as a whole remained slightly below the previous year's level.» more

Arauco to acquire only two Masisa sites in Mexico

29.01.2019 − The Mexican competition authority COFECE approved the sale of Masisa's Mexican wood-based panel sites to Arauco agreed on December 17, 2017, subject to conditions. » more

North America: OSB production increased by 4 %

28.01.2019 − The North American OSB industry again recorded a slight increase in production in the fourth quarter. » more

US: CBP taking action against five plywood importers

25.01.2019 − US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, has launched an investigation into a group of US plywood importers and taken urgent interim measures. » more

De Menech heads Egger Wood Purchasing East Division

24.01.2019 − Manuel de Menech has been Head of Wood Purchasing of the Egger Decorative Products Ost Division in the Egger Group since 1 January. » more

North America: EWP production has continued to decline

22.01.2019 − In the fourth quarter, the North American production of Engineered Wood Products (EWP) fell significantly compared with the same period last year. » more

Egger: New short-cycle press in St. Johann has started up

21.01.2019 − In December, the Egger Group put its fifth short-cycle press into operation at its main plant in St. Johann, Austria.» more