Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 41/2021

Roundwood/Sawnwood

  • Stability restored to price development and supply situation in US sawn hardwood
  • Agreement with Vietnam in Section 301 Investigation
  • US sawnwood imports in August lower than last year
  • Industry cutting back spot markets prices for spruce
  • Sweden anticipating higher volume of harvested timber
  • Prices for woodchips and sawdust picking up sharply again in Germany in fourth quarter

Wood-based panels

  • Chilean plywood exports continue downward slide
  • Sharp decline in elliotis pine plywood exports
  • Central European OSB prices have tumbled by €100 or so on average since late August
  • Demand for poplar plywood remains lively
  • Another sharp growth in German particleboard output
  • German MDF/HDF production increases across all segments
  • German OSB production stabilises at a high level

Surfaces

  • Cooler demand for coated pre-impregnated materials
  • EU to keep anti-dumping duties on melamine until July 2022
  • Turkish producers have almost 8% share of the global market

Furniture

  • US furniture trade also records turnover increase in August
  • French furniture exports experience recovery
  • Italian furniture exports increase by 77% in Q2
  • France: furniture trade records turnover decline in August
  • Miscellaneous furniture: turnover drops again in July
  • Self-service/flatpack furniture: weak demand persists up to the end of September

Building products

  • I4F and Happy Feet reach out-of-court settlement
  • Oak raw material supply to European parquet industry deteriorates

Companies

  • Mohawk to invest a further €215m in capacity expansions in Europe and North America
  • Egoin aiming to boost annual CLT production to 52,000 m³
  • Florian places winning bid for Piarottolegno’s assets
  • Ziegler Group expands timber construction activities
  • French Groupe Rose concludes Norsilk takeover
  • Natuzzi intends to begin producing in Mexico in 2022
  • HNI: business development burdened by shortages
  • Herman Miller: Knoll takeover facilitates turnover increase
  • Steelcase turnover declines in second quarter
  • Hexion to divest coatings and composites division
  • Merino Industries increases laminates production
  • One Sky Forest Products plans OSB mill in Saskatchewan
  • LL Flooring: growth accelerates in second quarter
  • Newly imposed lockdown hampers HeveaBoard activities
  • Tilo invests some €15m in Lohnsburg plant conversion
  • Jeld-Wen: 2021 forecast revised back down
  • Unilin Panels prepares for entry into CPL production
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö signs contracts in China
  • Egger plant to receive Vits’ 1000th impregnation system
  • Interprint Group using Agfa inks in two digital printers