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Good showing by interzum 27 May, 2015
More than 57,500 industry visitors from 143 countries (an increase of 8.5%) attended interzum in Cologne (May 5-8, 2015). There were 1,561 exhibitors from 57 countries.
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IPPS 2015 provisional programme
Thursday, May 21, 2015 The International Panel Products Symposium is considered the leading technical conference on wood based panels, including all aspects of panel production technology, feedstocks, resins and additives, market analysis and the use of wood based panels in furniture and construction applications.
China’s wood chip imports down 6% in 2014
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 China’s wood chips imports in 2014 were 8.86 million tonnes valued at US$1.54bn, down 6% in tonnage and down 22% in value from 2013, according to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
Masisa loses top executives in Chile and Mexico
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 This year has seen two senior executives of Latin American panel group Masisa stand down from their posts and leave the company.
China’s plywood exports up 29% in 2014
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 China’s plywood exports in 2014 totalled 13.22 million m3 valued at US$5.814bn, up 29% in volume and 16% in value. The average price for exported plywood was US$410 per cubic metre, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO )
Top safety award for Norbord OSB mill
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Norbord’s European OSB mill in Genk has won one of Belgium’s top annual safety awards: the Safe Maintenance award.
Sonae Indústria’s Q1, 2015 net results improve by €16m against Q1, 2014
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Sonae Indústria has announced Q1, 2015 results with consolidated turnover at €258m, which is €17m above Q4, 2014, but slightly below the Q1, 2014 level (-2.6%) mostly as a result of lower demand in the OSB segment in northeast Europe.
Mexico’s Duraply launches construction of MDF plant
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Mexican wood panel manufacturer Duraplay de Parral has officially launched the main construction stage of its US$80m project to establish its first MDF production plant.
North American pellet exports 22% higher in 2014 than in 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Exportation of wood pellets from North America to Europe and Asia reached an all-time high rising 22% percent in 2014 from the previous year, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR). 20 US exports to Europe increased for the 12th consecutive quarter, reaching a new high of just over 1.1 million tons in the Q4, 2014.
Ghana’s wood product exports amounted to 25,720m3 in January
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Ghana’s wood product exports in January amounted to 25,720m3 valued at €12.61m, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
Raute’s Q1, 2015 increases 64% on comparison period
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Raute Corporation’s net sales for Q1, 2015 amounted to €1.2m up 64% on the comparison period. Operating profit was €1.2m with result before taxes at €1.4m Order intake reached a record €84m.

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