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Schattdecor acquires US Coating Company 14 January, 2019
Wood based panels surfacing giant The Schattdecor Group has finalised the purchase of US Coating Company, of South Carolina.
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Tricoya agreement could open way for modified wood panels in SE Asia
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Accsys, the company behind Accoya modified wood, has announced that its subsidiary, Tricoya Technologies Limited (TTL), has entered into an agreement with PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) to potentially build an integrated acetic anhydride and Tricoya wood elements production plant in Malaysia.
Formica Group to be sold to Broadview Holding
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Formica Group is to be sold by its New Zealand owners Fletcher Building Ltd to Broadview Holding BV (‘Broadview’) for US$840m.
EPF signs landmark formaldehyde agreement for worker protection
Friday, December 07, 2018 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has signed a landmark agreement on enhanced protection in respect of formaldehyde for workers in the wood-based panels manufacturing industry.
HPVA Laboratories award certification to Husky Plywood manufacturing facility in Quebec
Thursday, November 01, 2018 HPVA Laboratories has awarded EPA TSCA Title VI Certification for Formaldehyde Emissions to the Husky Plywood hardwood plywood manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. Husky's hardwood plywood products are certified to meet all requirements established in the EPA's (US Environmental Protection Agency) TSCA Title VI 40 CFR Part 770 Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products regulation and may now carry the ‘CARB TPC-8’ certification label.
Pinnacle Renewable Holdings completes acquisition of industrial wood pellet production facility
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 70% interest in an industrial wood pellet production facility located in Aliceville, Alabama from the Westervelt Company.
Uwe Wagner to join the Pallmann management team
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Pallmann Maschinenfabrik in Zweibrücken has strengthened its management team after the retirement of Hartmut Pallmann. The management of the size reduction specialist within the Siempelkamp Group is, as of 1 January 2019, represented by Uwe Wagner in addition to Stefan Wissing.
Uniboard launches three new exclusive finishes in Quebec
Monday, October 29, 2018 Uniboard, the North American leader in engineered wood products and the creator of the synchronised (EIR) texture technology in North America, has launched 18 new designs and three new textures.
Ecuador triples woodworking machinery imports with Homag main supplier
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Ecuadorian imports of European woodworking machinery reached US$3.66m in the first seven months of 2018, more than tripling machinery imports in the same period of 2017.
Italian capacity listing change required in particleboard survey
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Since publishing our Particleboard Survey Part 1 in the last issue (October/November 2018), we have been advised of a change required to the Italian capacity listing.
Emerging suppliers now fill the gap replacing Chinese hardwood plywood to US
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 US hardwood plywood imports from China have plunged this year after massive anti-dumping and countervailing duties took effect in early January, says a Random Lengths International report.

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