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The latest ‘Annual Report’ is available from Acimall 23 August, 2017
The latest traditional statistic document ‘Annual Report’ edited every year by Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of woodworking machinery, which presents the figures for the previous 12months, is now available
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Egger acquires Masisa plant in Concordia, Argentina
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Wood based material manufacturer Egger has acquired the Masisa plant in Concordia, Argentina from Chilean company Masisa SA.
Kronospan orders additional OSB plant core package from Dieffenbacher
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Kronospan is to invest €330m at its Sanem site in Luxembourg over the next four years. Before the planned new construction of a particleboard plant in the second project phase, the existing OSB plant will be partially refurbished and modernised.
Dieffenbacher signs first continuous press in North Africa
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Dieffenbacher's first green field project on African soil goes to the Algerian family-owned company Panneaux d‘Algérie which has commissioned Dieffenbacher SWPM to deliver a complete system for producing MDF panels at its site in El Tarf in the far northeast of the country. [Shanghai Wood Based Panel Machinery Co Ltd (SWPM) is a member of the Dieffenbacher Group.]
Egger has plans for a Greenfield project in the USA
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Plans to build a wood based materials plant in Lexington, North Carolina have been announced by Michael Egger and Walter Schiegl of Egger Group Management Technology/ Production at an official meeting with the governor of North Carolina, Ray Cooper, and representatives of local authorities
Andritz to supply the fifth pressurised refining system within two years to Thailand
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 International technology group Andritz has received an order from SKijchai Enterprise PCL (SKN), Huay-Yang, Thailand, to supply another pressurised refining system for MDF production line II at the mill in Rayong, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for June 2018. This will be the second line supplied by Andritz to this company which took place in April 2012.
Wood pellet imports to South Korea and Japan close to record highs
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wood pellet imports to Asia reached an all-time high in Q4, 2016 when Japan and South Korea together imported 630,000 tons of pellets. Although import volumes were down slightly in Q1, 2017, they were still over 40% higher than in Q1, 2016, reports Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
Firefly presents the world’s first third party Approved Quick Suppression System
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Firefly is a Swedish supplier of spark detection, fire and dust explosion protection systems and has conducted and passed tests according to the test protocol for Quick Suppression Systems - ‘DFL TM170307-1261 – Quick Suppression Systems for certain high-risk areas typically found in industry applications’.
IPPS 2017: pinpointing those in the wood based panels sector
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 The in-depth and popular annual International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS 2017) returns again to Llandudno in North Wales this autumn, October 4-5, October.
Evertree opens first innovation centre which could revolutionise panel industry
Thursday, July 13, 2017 French government backed and with high profile private company investors, new company Evertree, specialising in the development of viable alternatives to fossil-based products using new techniques to exploit vegetable proteins, a renewable and promising agricultural raw material, has announced the opening in Venette in Northern France of its first innovation centre.
Freres massive plywood panels receives big grant
Thursday, July 13, 2017 A US$250,000 grant from the US Forest Service will help Freres Lumber Co bring its veneer-based massive plywood panels to the market.

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