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Duratex profits plunge but company remains optimistic 23 September, 2014
Leading Brazilian panel maker Duratex saw its net profit for Q2, 2014 plunged 56.4% due to a weak economy and furniture industry de-stocking prior to the World Cup holidays.
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Memorial Fund to help early career researchers
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 The establishment of a memorial fund to commemorate the late Dr Harry Earl, who died suddenly in October 2013, was announced at this year’s International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) Master Class. Dr Earl held a number of senior positions in the industry, was a past member of staff at the BioComposites Centre, and was the Technical Manager for Kronospan, Chirk, UK.
Metalube to target new market sector with range of chain oils
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Metalube, the UK-based manufacturer of specialist industrial lubricants is using its already extensive in-house knowledge of high temperature chain oil technology, to specifically target the wood based panel, plasterboard and the glass and mineral wool insulation industries.
SmartPly replaces multi-daylight plant with state-of-the-art line by Siempelkamp
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 OSB manufacturer SmartPly Europe Ltd – part of the business division Coillte Panel Products (CPP) of the Irish state forestry organisation Coillte – has decided to replace its multi-daylight plant at the Waterford location, Ireland.
FSC reassociates with Danzer Group
Thursday, August 21, 2014 The Forest Stewardship Council has lifted its disassociation with Danzer Group after being satisfied the company is meeting FSC criteria.
Accsys Technologies’ revenue rises
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Accoya modified wood manufacturer Accsys Technologies plc has reported a 29% increase in revenue in Q2.
Weyerhaeuser releases Q2 results
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Forest products giant Weyerhaeuser managed a 28% increase in earnings from its operational activities, but a small increase in sales during the second quarter failed to impress investors.
Land sales hit Plum Creek profits
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Earnings at Plum Creek were lower in the first half of the year despite a 30% boost in operating income from its timber operations.
CanPly closes after 64 years
Thursday, August 21, 2014 The Canadian Plywood Association and its affiliated CertiWood Technical Centre, which represents and certifies plywood manufacturers primarily in British Columbia, has ceased operations after 64 years.
Siempelkamp particleboard plant for Russian operator Plitspichprom
Thursday, August 21, 2014 With the intent to replace its outdated particleboard plant, the Russian plant operator Plitspichprom (SOUZ Group) has ordered from Siempelkamp a complete particleboard plant including an 8th generation ContiRoll press
China’s exports of wood working knives and blades total over US$28m
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 China’s exports of wood working knives and blades in 2013 were worth over US$28m.

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