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Good half year results from Pfleiderer 23 August, 2016
Good results were reported for the Pfleiderer Group in the first half of 2016, thanks to its focus on value-added products and favourable market conditions.
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Raute remains optimistic after half year results
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Results for the Raute Corporation in the first half of 2016 showed net sales of €53.7m declined 5% on the comparison period with order intake of €28m. Operating profit was €2.9m with result before taxes of €2.8m.
Plywood imports from China surge
Thursday, August 18, 2016 US hardwood plywood imports grew 27% in May 2016 following four months of declines, according to ITTO’s Tropical Timber Market Report, July 31, 2016.
Gurjan plywood facing tough competition
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Indian plywood manufactured by small and medium sized plants in the so-called ‘unorganised plywood sector’ is facing tough competition from products manufactured by larger mills, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
Shipments of particleboard and MDF in US and Canada nearly flat
Thursday, August 18, 2016 June shipments of particleboard and MDF in the US and Canada were relatively even at 490 million ft2 (MMSF) compared to 491 MMSF (3/4in basis) a year ago according to a Composite Panel Association’s (CPA) Industry Snapshot Report.
Andritz to supply refining and chip washing systems to Thailand
Thursday, August 18, 2016 International technology Group Andritz, headquartered in Graz, Austria, has received an order from Panel Plus MDF Co Ltd to supply pressurized refining equipment and chip washing systems for MDF production lines I and II at the Hat Yai mill, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for September 2017.
EPA issues final rule on formaldehyde
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 The European Panel Association (EPA) has issued the final rule regulating formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products.
Norbord positive on business prospects in spite of Brexit
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Wood based panels producer Norbord says business fundamentals remain positive in spite of uncertainty caused by the UK’s Brexit vote.
Russian plywood market in perspective
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 In 2015, Russia had about 65 enterprises for the production of plywood. Total production amounted to 3.6 million m3 (+1.9% compared to 2014), of which 2.1 million m3 were sold to export markets, as reported in a recent study ‘White and laminated plywood market in Russia in 2015-2016’ made by WhatWood analytic agency.
Swiss Krono Group: new management under new umbrella brand
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 The Swiss Krono Group ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers of engineered wood products with ten factories in eight countries. In the area of laminate flooring, the group is said to be the global market leader.
EPF sets out plans to ensure efficient and optimal use of biomass resources
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 The bioeconomy is increasingly viewed by policymakers as a golden time to develop opportunities that will facilitate economic and employment growth whilst delivering solutions that address the global challenges presented by climate change and energy security, and the wood based panel and furniture industries are proud to be part of the bioeconomy, asserts EPF, the European Panel Federation.

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