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Sonae Arauco launches 3D fibreboard 16 May, 2019
International wood-based panels manufacturer Sonae Arauco has launched a 3D fibreboard to challenge bendable plywood products.
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Schattdecor acquires impregnation company with two production lines
Monday, April 29, 2019 The Schattdecor Group has finalised the purchase of Vasatech Sdn Bhd, an impregnation company with two production lines.
Roseburg reorganises structure of its commercial organisation
Monday, April 29, 2019 Roseburg Forest Products has announced a restructuring of its commercial organisation under senior vice president – chief commercial officer Ashlee Cribb.
Raute receives €12m from Plyterra in Russia
Monday, April 29, 2019 Raute Corporation has received orders worth over €212m from CJSC Plyterra in Russia. The orders consist of veneer drying and patching lines and plywood lay-up and overlaying lines to be delivered to Plyterra’s birch plywood mill located in Umet, Zubovo-Polyanskiy region in Mordovia.
Polymer Solutions Group expands portfolio with acquisition of PUR Polymerics
Monday, April 29, 2019 Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), a leading manufacturer of specialty polymers and additives has acquired PUR Polymerics line of engineered wood release agents.
Pfleiderer plants rely on Siempelkamp
Monday, April 29, 2019 Wood based panel manufacturer Pfleiderer has opted to rely on Siempelkamp's Prod-IQ MES-system for all its plants in Germany and Poland.
Metsä Wood upgrades lines at its Pärnu mill in Estonia
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Upgraded production lines at Metsä Wood’s Pärnu birch plywood mill in Estonia have been put into operation with the workforce now increased to 170. Metsä Wood, part of the Metsä Group is one of the leading European producers of engineered wood products.
Kastamonu receives CE certificate for its MDF boards
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Kastamonu has received the CE certificate for MDF boards in the range of thicknesses up to 30mm, which confirms compliance of the products with leading European standards (EN standards).
Japan’s plywood imports down 9% in January
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Year-on-year, the volume of Japan’s January 2019 imports of plywood were down 9%, but compared to the volume of imports in December there was a steep rise in January imports due mainly to a 34% rise in shipments from Malaysia (68,000m3 in December 2018 to 91,200m3 in January 2019), reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
Brazil’s wood based panel exports rose 4%
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2018 was a record year for the planted forest sector in Brazil and the trade balance advanced 28% due to an increase in exports of pulp, wood based panels and paper, according to the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).
Arauco’s Grayling particleboard and lamination facility sets new bar
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Arauco’s vision to build one of the world’s largest and most important particleboard operations has to come to life in Grayling, Michigan. The plant features North America’s largest single continuous particleboard press (170ft) and will be one of the most productive in the world.

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