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Decorative panel producer Tafisa aims two innovations at North America 17 August, 2018
Leading decorative panel manufacturer Tafisa Canada will be showcasing two innovations at IWF 2018, the International Woodworking Fair to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, US, August 22-25. The innovations are designed to provide the North American industry, designers and architects with unprecedented selection of high-end affordable products that fill a market gap, says the company.
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Upcoming Ligna will keynote digitisation and automation
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 ‘Integrated Woodworking - Customised Solutions’ will be the keynote theme at next year’s Ligna trade show, which will run from May 27-31 in Hannover, Germany. Accordingly, Industry 4.0 technologies will feature prominently among the woodworking and timber processing exhibits in halls 11–17 and 25–27, as well as on the open-air site.
Sonae Arauco orders particleboard plant for its Beeskow site in Germany
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 The Portuguese-Chilean joint venture Sonae Arauco has made a belated gift to its Beeskow site for its 50th anniversary. Under the project name‚ ‘Beeskow50+’ – the plus stands for the future of the site 100km southeast of Berlin – a state-of-the-art particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher will be built beginning March 2019.
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces acquires Laminate Works Dallas
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces acquires Laminate Works DallasWilsonart Engineered Surfaces has purchased Laminate Works Dallas, a division of Laminate Works Inc, a Kansas City based manufacturer of decorative High Pressure Laminate (HPL) panels. According to vice president, sales, Tim Atkinson: “This acquisition supports the continued growth of Wilsonart’s Coordinated Surfaces program with expanded capacity for the manufacture of HPL panels.”
Global wood based panels market to grow sharply by 2025
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 The global wood based panel market size is expected to reach US$174.55bn by 2025, registering a 7.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research of San Francisco, California.
Arauco acquires Panolam assets in Oregon, strengthening presence in North America
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Global producer of wood products, Arauco, has purchased Panolam’s industrial assets located in Albany, Oregon. The acquisition continues the expansion of the company’s presence in the North American market.
Brazilian exports of wood based products increase by 23%
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 In June 2018 the total value of Brazilian exports of wood based products increased 23% compared to June 2017 from US$213.9m to US$263.6m.
Sonae Indústria profit up 34% mainly due to joint-venture with Arauco
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Leading European wood panel manufacturer, Sonae Indústria, reports a net profit of €18.9m in the first six months of 2018 (6M, 2018), up 34% against the profits of 6M, 2017 and reached €15.1m in Q2, 2018, an improvement of €4.9m and €7.5m when compared to 6M, 2017 and Q2, 2017, respectively.
Uniboard invests C$38.5m to increase capacity and productivity
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Following the successful completion of a C$53m investment in its Val-d’Or, Canada plant in 2017, Uniboard has announced an additional C$38.5m investment for its Val-d’Or plant and is the second phase of a major upgrade project to build a world-class particleboard and thermally fused laminate plant in Val-d’Or.
Egger Group sets new records with sales growth up 12.5%
Thursday, August 02, 2018 The Egger Group has again set new records in its annual results for 2017/2018. The sales increased during the business year 2017/2018 by +12.5% to reach €2.6bn.
Dieffenbacher to supply particleboard plant to Ecuador
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Novopan del Ecuador, producer of medium density particleboard (MDP) in Ecuador, is to increase its production capacity in Quito with a new plant from Dieffenbacher.

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