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EPF signs landmark formaldehyde agreement for worker protection
07 December, 2018
The European Panel Federation (EPF) has signed a landmark agreement on enhanced protection in respect of formaldehyde for workers in the wood-based panels manufacturing industry.
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EU imports more hardwood plywood
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Imports of tropical hardwood plywood into the EU surged in Q1, 2015, up 19% compared with 2014, according to Fordaq.
UK industrial construction hits £500m mark
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Figures released by Barbour ABI, provider of construction intelligence services, show that the UK industrial construction sector in January 2015 increased its total value of contracts by over 38% compared to December, with a number of major projects announced across the month.
Raute’s order intake increased 77% in 2014
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Raute Corporation’s net sales for period January 1 to December 31, 2014 amounted to €94.0m up 13% on the comparison period. Order intake, at €112m increased 77%. The order book rose to €44m.
Call for Papers for IPPS 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015 The 15th edition of the International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) 2015 will take place October 7 & 8, 2015 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales.
Coillte’s Panel Products SmartPly mill expansion
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 A €59m upgrade is to be given to the Coillte Panel Products' SmartPly OSB mill in Belview, Waterford Port, Ireland.
Brazilian wood based product exports increased by 20% in December
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 In December 2014, Brazilian exports of wood based products increased 20% in value compared to December 2013, from US$219m to US$263m, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
UK Chinese plywood importers facing EUTR sanctions
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 A number of UK Chinese plywood importers are facing sanctions under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) after an official investigation found failings in due diligence systems and product descriptions.
US wants to install bamboo panels factory in Acre
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 An American businessman plans to build a plant to manufacture panels using bamboo fibre in the far western Brazilian state of Acre.
Proteak signs collaboration agreement with Finsa
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 In its bid to lead the way in MDF manufacture in Mexico, Proteak group has joined forces with experienced European panel maker, Financiera Maderera SA (Finsa) of Spain.
Boise Cascade reports Q3 net income of US$32.3m
Monday, November 03, 2014 Boise Cascade Company reports net income of US$32.3m on sales of US$983.3m for Q3, 2014.
India’s plywood industry at risk due to log supply shortage
Monday, November 03, 2014 Plywood manufacturers in India are facing huge difficulties in securing logs to maintain production. Recently log imports from Sarawak have increased and this has eased the situation but the steadily rising prices for Sarawak logs are undermining the profitability of Indian plymills.
Norbord reports Q3, 2014 with optimism for 2015
Monday, November 03, 2014 Norbord Inc has reported EBITDA of US$15m in Q3, 2014 compared to US$33m in Q2, 2014 and US$45m in Q3, 2013.
European imports of plywood from China edge 7% higher
Thursday, October 30, 2014 The decline in EU plywood imports from China recorded last year has been reversed in the first half of 2014, according to IHB, the timber network.
West Fraser reports improved Q3 results
Thursday, October 30, 2014 West Fraser Timber Co Ltd has reported Q3 net earnings of C$70m, up substantially from C$55m in Q3, 2013.
Japan’s plywood supply down 6.9%
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Japan’s plywood supply in July 2014 was 520,900m3, 6.9% less than July last year and 3.8% less than June. Production curtailment by domestic plywood mills is the reason of the decrease. Import plywood continued declining under 300,000m3 for two straight months, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization.
Wood pellet exports from North America to Europe find its peak
Friday, October 24, 2014 Wood pellet shipments from the US and Canada to Europe have gone in opposite directions in 2014, with the shipments from the US South being up 10% from Q4, 2013 to Q2, 2014, and Canadian volumes declining 25% during the same period, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.
Huntsman begins work on 4000 tonne/year Louisiana MDI expansion
Friday, October 24, 2014 Global manufacturer of differentiated chemicals, the Huntsman Corporation has begun preliminary engineering to expand production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) by investment in a new, world scale MDI plant at its Geismar, Louisiana site.
Firefly AB sets new standards
Friday, October 24, 2014 Firefly AB, is claimed to be the first company in the world, to be FM approved for spark detection/extinguishing system with spark detectors detecting hot particles down to ≥250°C (≥482 °F) and for spark detectors detecting down to ≥400°C (≥752 °F) where the symbol ≥ expresses ‘greater than or equal to’.
Peru’s only producer of particleboard intends to expand its reach abroad
Friday, October 24, 2014 Peru’s only producer of particleboard, Tableros Peruanos SA (Tapesa) intends to expand its reach abroad with plans to enter new export markets in neighbouring Ecuador and Chile.

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