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Norbord posts lower quarterly earnings 01 November, 2019
Global wood-based panels producer Norbord has posted significantly lower earnings than a year ago due mainly to the drop off of North American OSB prices.
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Planning success for Kronospan Chirk OSB line
Monday, October 28, 2019 Kronospan has moved a step closer to manufacturing OSB in the UK with the granting of planning permission for a new line at Chirk.
Third Siempelkamp order for Dongwha in Vietnam
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Siempelkamp says it supplied the longest MDF press in Asia for a second time, with the supply of a 47m long press to Dongwha in Vietnam.
European wood flooring consumption presents mixed picture in 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Wooden floor markets in France, Germany and Spain registered slight improvements during the first half of 2019, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
MDF import substitution is advancing in Mexico with three plants now fully operational
Monday, August 05, 2019 The three new MDF plants installed in Mexico by Proteak, Duraplay and Masisa - now Arauco - since 2016 are now fully operational and the process of import substitution of MDF panels in the Mexican market has advanced.
Hardwoods Distribution completes overhaul of its import plywood supply chain
Monday, August 05, 2019 Hardwoods Distribution Inc (HDI) has completed an overhaul of its import plywood supply chain, transitioning US operations supply options away from China, diversifying the origins of its flagship brand, Dragon Ply.
Egger particleboard plant in Biskupiec, Poland starts production
Monday, August 05, 2019 Egger’s state-of-the-art particleboard production plant in Biskupiec, Poland has commenced operation. It is the Egger Group’s 19th plant in the world, with a capacity of 650,000m3 of particleboard representing an investment of €440m.
Ecuadorian particleboard exports grow 7% in first five months of 2019
Monday, August 05, 2019 With a 7.0% growth in the first five months of 2019, Ecuadorian medium density particleboard (MDP) exports exceeded US$51m.
Colombian imports of particleboard up 13% to US$43.5m
Monday, August 05, 2019 In the first five months of the year Colombian imports of medium density particleboard (MDP) reached US$43.5m.
Coillte establishes a new not for profit entity, Coillte Nature
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Coillte, manufacturer of Medite Smartply, has established a new not for profit entity, Coillte Nature, which will focus on the environment and recreational forests.
CalPlant I rice straw MDF plant to start operations in Q3, 2019
Thursday, August 01, 2019 When construction is completed in Q3, 2019, CalPlant I will be the world’s first commercial-scale producer of rice straw-based MDF supplying approximately 140 million ft2 of no-added-formaldehyde MDF to the building products industry.

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