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Sonae Industria posts reduced net loss of €78m for 2013. 23 April, 2014
Despite the loss, Portugese panel producer Sonae is expecting stabilisation in some of its markets and even a marginal improvement in the industry's trading environment.
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Rougier strengthens its import activities in France
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Rougier has announced the merger of its two subsidiaries Rougier Sylvaco and Rougier Panneaux, specialists in the procurement and distribution in France of timber products and plywood from all over the world.
John White steps down from the TTF
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Having announced he was leaving his post after nine years the UK Timber Trade Federation chief executive John White said it had been an “honour and privilege” to lead the organisation.
Duratex uses HotCoating technology from Kleiberit
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Brazilian panels giant Duratex is upgrading melamine faced MDF and particleboard to HighGloss surface boards with Kleiberit HotCoating technology.
Weyerhaeuser announces leadership changes
Thursday, April 17, 2014 The Weyerhaeuser Company has announced changes in its leadership team. Devin Stockfish will become senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, succeeding Sandy McDade, senior vice president, general counsel, who will retire in July. Kristen Sawin has been named vice president, Government Relations, Environment, Health and Safety, and will report to Mr Stockfish.
Egger’s next generation Zoom Collection
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Wood based panel manufacturer, Egger, has extending its Zoom Collection with 23 new decors and six completely new textures in the Zoom laminate and melamine board range.The latest update of decors includes synchronised pore surfaces and striking wood reproductions.
Half of Myanmar logging is illegal
Thursday, April 17, 2014 The Myanmar government has been accused of presiding over a multi-billion dollar black hole of illegal logging and exports, indicative of widespread criminality and corruption.
LP reports Q4 and year-end 2013 results
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has reported results for Q4 and year ended December 31, 2013.
Steico to build LVL factory in Poland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Steico has announced a €60m investment to build its own LVL production facilities and an additional wood fibre insulation plant. Both new facilities will be developed at the group's Czarna Woda site in Poland.
Biomass event in Hamburg
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Prof Dr Clems Hiffman, director of Fraunhofer IWES Kassel has been appointed as conference general chairman of the 22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition which will take place in the Congress Centre, Hamburg from June 23-26, 2014. This platform will attract experts and industrial exhibitors from more than 60 countries.
Pro-Populus argumentation document now in three languages
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 The European association for the poplar sector, Pro-Populus, has now published its argumentation document in three new language versions.

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