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Century Plyboards sets up a processing plant in Laos 23 April, 2015
Century Plyboards (India) Ltd has set up a plywood veneer production plant in Laos to cater for the Indian market, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
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EPF approves plywood manufacturers as members for the first time
Thursday, April 23, 2015 The European Panel Federation, representing the European manufacturers of particleboard, MDF, OSB, hardboard and softboard has appointed new directors and approved the application of European plywood manufacturers as regular members of the federation.
New OSB line for Dieffenbacher in US
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 German machinery supplier Dieffenbacher has received an order from Martco (a Roy O Martin company) for an OSB plant to be built in Corrigan, Texas.
Carter Holt Harvey sell off
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 New Zealand’s Graeme Hart is reported to be planning to sell up to 60% of his firm Carter Holt Harvey in a deal worth up to NZ$1bn.
USNR acquires Söderhamn Eriksson
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 USNR has acquired Söderhamn Eriksson and all of its subsidiaries from Cellwoodgruppen AB. Even before this acquisition, USNR was the world’s largest supplier of equipment and technologies for the sawmill industry, including single machines to complete turnkey solutions for wood processors in the plywood and panel, solid wood and engineered wood sectors.
Siempelkamp particleboard plant SAIB, Italy will use 100% recovered wood
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Siempelkamp has recently received an order from the particleboard manufacturer SAIB SpA, Italy for its existing particleboard plant in Fossadello di Caorso, located in the Piacenze region south-east of Milan.
Proteak’s MDF plant under construction in Mexico is well under way
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 A 280,000m3/year MDF plant being constructed in southern Mexico by the new panel manufacturer Proteak is taking shape rapidly with the main production hall already erected.
WPIF launches updated website
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 With emphasis on clarity of information and navigation, the Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) has launched an updated website.
Tocchio on track with many new orders
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Tocchio International Srl, a world leader in machine manufacturing to treat papers for the wood based panel industry, as well as many other industries, has been a family business for over 35 years and has recently re-established itself to be in the forefront as a leading player.
Japan funds US$1.4m in African timber products business
Thursday, March 12, 2015 A new US$1.4m International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) project funded by the Government of Japan aims to promote socio-economic development and sustainable management of African forests through value-addition, expanded further processing and intra-African trade in tropical timber and timber products.
Homag group generates record sales revenue
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Woodworking plant and machinery manufacturer Homag Group AG was able to substantially increase sales revenue and order intake, and further improve its operative earnings indicators in fiscal year 2014.

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