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MDF import substitution is advancing in Mexico with three plants now fully operational 05 August, 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.
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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.
Arclin acquires Surteco treating facility for TFL papers
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Arclin, the chemistry-based manufacturer of engineered products has completed the acquisition of Surteco’s North America decorative paper treating facility in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
2019 North American composite panel industry map now available
Thursday, August 01, 2019 The Composite Panel Association’s 2019 North American composite panel industry map is available for purchase as a print-ready high-resolution PDF.
“Urgent need for a clear line on formaldehyde limits”: Paolo Fantoni, chair of EPF
Thursday, August 01, 2019 “We urgently need to harmonise the compulsory parameters for formaldehyde in panels within the EU, both to regulate the importation of products from elsewhere, and to avoid creating hurdles within the community itself.”
Norbord’s High Level, Alberto OSB mill resumes production
Monday, July 08, 2019 Norbord Inc reports that its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta resumed production the first week of June after the evacuation order for the town of High Level was lifted.

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