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Chinese straw-based particleboard specialist orders fourth plant from Dieffenbacher 31 May, 2018
For the fourth time in four years, Chinese straw-based particleboard specialist Wanhua Ecoboard has ordered a straw-based particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher. The Greenfield project at the Tonglin site in the Anhui province is scheduled to start production in December.
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Sterling OSB and Social Bite help homeless with accommodation
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Norbord has supplied 11 packs of its market-leading SterlingOSB to help a pioneering Scottish charity build accommodation for the homeless in Edinburgh.
Kronospan opens Design Center in new cosmopolitan business area of Warsaw
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Kronospan, leading producer of wood based panels and value added products for the interior design, furniture and construction industries, has opened a new showroom in the heart of Warsaw, in the new cosmopolitan business area overlooking the famous Grzybowski Square.
Duratex resumes operation in Itapetininga due to market recovery
Thursday, April 26, 2018 The recovery of the Brazilian economy has become evident with the decision of Duratex to resume its Itapetininga operation. In 2015, the largest Brazilian company in the sector decided to temporarily suspend the production of MDF and MDP at this plant due to the slowdown in the construction and furniture sectors.
Australia’s OSB imports continue to rise
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Australia’s consumption of sheathing material, especially OSB has grown strongly in recent years, faster in fact than the rate of housing growth would suggest, reports Wood Market Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthy publication.
Sonae Industria’s 2017 sales results down 4.1% compared to previous year
Friday, April 20, 2018 Consolidated sales turnover of Sonae Industria, manufacturer of engineered wood products, reached €231.0m in 2017, a reduction of €9.9m (-4.1%) compared to 2016.
China/US trade dispute: plywood producers urged to capture the moment
Friday, April 20, 2018 The trade dispute between China and the US has benefitted the Indonesian timber sector according to Purwadi Soeprihanto, executive director of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI).
Mexican fibreboard imports down 14.5% in 2017
Friday, April 20, 2018 Mexican fibreboard imports reached US$150.1m in 2017 and were down 14.5%, compared to US$175.6m 2016.
Plywood sales volume of Empresas CMPC decreased by 9% in 2017
Friday, April 20, 2018 One of Chile’s largest company’s, Empresas CMPC SA, reports that sales volume of plywood in the Q4, 2017 was down 23% compared with the same period 2016 and reached 87,000m³ (Q4, 2016: 113,000m3).
Strong increase of Ecuadorian particleboard exports in first two months of 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018 Ecuadorian exports of particleboard / MDP (medium density particleboard) reached US$16.2m in the first two months of 2018, an increase of 15.5% compared to the same period 2017(US$14m).
Interprint’s turnover in 2017 increases by 12% to €353m
Friday, April 20, 2018 Interprint, one of the world’s largest décor printers, has announced that its turnover in 2017 increased by 12% to €353m.

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