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Pfleiderer Invests in Kleiberit large-scale lacquering line 27 April, 2017
The innovative HotCoating technology from Kleiberit has scored another success in the international market for the surface finishing of wood based panels.
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Chinese hardwood plywood hit with 111% duties
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 The US Department of Commerce has made a preliminary finding of subsidies in imports of hardwood plywood products from China and will impose countervailing duties ranging from 9.89 to 111.09%.
Teknos industrial coatings producer to acquire Feyco Treffert
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Teknos, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, which produces industrial coatings in eight countries, has entered into an agreement with Looser Holding AG, an industrial holding company recently acquired by Arbonia AG, to acquire its global wood coatings division, Feyco Treffert, operating in Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia, China, the USA and Liechtenstein. The parties have agreed that the value of the transaction will remain undisclosed.
Graham Holdings and Hoover Treated Wood Products
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Graham Holdings Company has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Hoover Treated Wood Products Inc, a Thomson, Georgia-based supplier of pressure impregnated kiln-dried lumber and plywood products for fire retardant and preservative applications.
Funding for first chip plant in Hull, UK
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has secured €68m funding to build, operate and finance the world’s first Tricoya modified wood chip manufacturing plant in Hull, UK. Accsys also has additional funding to expand the plant in Arnhem, Netherlands to bring Accoya modified wood annual production capacity up to 60,000m3 in a project costing €22m.
US hardwood plywood imports from tropical countries dip
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 US imports of hardwood plywood declined 4% in 2016 from the previous year. In 2015 plywood imports increased 12%. A total of 3.14 million m3 of hardwood plywood were imported in 2016, valued US$1.82bn, reports Fordaq, the network for more than 140,000 wood professionals. The value of imports was down 1% from 2015.
EU plywood imports rise to near record levels
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 EU imports of plywood increased by 8% to 4.13 million m3 in 2016, the second highest level ever recorded, although some way short of the peak of around 4.50 million m3 in 2007 according to the latest market report from the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
Homag’s FY 2016 operating EBIT rose by 13% to €71m
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The Homag Group, a world leader in the manufacture of machinery and systems for the woodworking industry, increased its incoming orders in 2016 by around 10% to €1,165m (previous year: €1,058m).
New particleboard plant at the Metro-Ply Group in Thailand
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The Metro-Ply Group, Prachinburi, Thailand has become the first company to order the newly developed CPS+ continuous press from Dieffenbacher. Less than two years later, on March 20, 2017, the new ‘PB Line 3’ particleboard plant featuring the CPS+ went into operation.
2017 proving good for timber and panel imports to UK
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The latest Monthly Statistics from the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) show that 2017 has started well for timber and panel imports. Import volume in the first month of 2017 was 26% higher than 2016 amounting to 186,000m3 increase.
The largest particleboard plant in North America takes shape
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Close to the famous Great Lakes and the border between the US and Canada, Chile-based Arauco is investing in the construction of a particleboard plant with a planned capacity of 800,000m³/year in Grayling, Michigan.

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