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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.
A good year for Siempelkamp
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Siempelkamp reports that 2014 is proving a good year for its order books with regard to wood based panel production plants. Including two new orders from Turkey the company has sold ten plants to date. This has reached the total number of orders received during the previous business year.
Another success for SICAM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Nearly 500 companies exhibited at the sixth edition of SICAM which was held at the Pordenone Fairgrounds from October 14 -17. The International Exhibition of Components, Accessories and Semi-finished Products for the Furniture Industry saw over 17,000 visitors through its doors. Overseas markets represented around 35% of the exhibitors.
Proteak gets further financial backing for its MDF plant in southern Mexico
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Mexican forestry group Proteak has attracted further European financial backing for its plan to build the first world scale MDF manufacturing plant in southern Mexico.
SmartPly replaces multi-daylight plant with state-of-the-art line by Siempelkamp
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 OSB manufacturer SmartPly Europe Ltd – part of the business division Coillte Panel Products (CPP) of the Irish state forestry organisation Coillte – has decided to replace its multi-daylight plant at the Waterford location, Ireland.
FSC reassociates with Danzer Group
Thursday, August 21, 2014 The Forest Stewardship Council has lifted its disassociation with Danzer Group after being satisfied the company is meeting FSC criteria.
Weyerhaeuser releases Q2 results
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Forest products giant Weyerhaeuser managed a 28% increase in earnings from its operational activities, but a small increase in sales during the second quarter failed to impress investors.
Land sales hit Plum Creek profits
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Earnings at Plum Creek were lower in the first half of the year despite a 30% boost in operating income from its timber operations.
CanPly closes after 64 years
Thursday, August 21, 2014 The Canadian Plywood Association and its affiliated CertiWood Technical Centre, which represents and certifies plywood manufacturers primarily in British Columbia, has ceased operations after 64 years.
Siempelkamp particleboard plant for Russian operator Plitspichprom
Thursday, August 21, 2014 With the intent to replace its outdated particleboard plant, the Russian plant operator Plitspichprom (SOUZ Group) has ordered from Siempelkamp a complete particleboard plant including an 8th generation ContiRoll press
China’s exports of wood working knives and blades total over US$28m
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 China’s exports of wood working knives and blades in 2013 were worth over US$28m.
Timber legality verification boosts Indonesian wood product exports
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Indonesian wood products have continued to increase since the beginning of 2014 when the national timber legality assurance scheme (SVLK) became operational. In the first three months of this year exports of wood products totalled US$1.4bn billion, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization.
Plywood imports from China rebound in April
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Hardwood plywood imports increased by 13% to 249,906m3 in April. However, year-to-date imports were 5% lower than in April 2013.
Dieffenbacher order for large OSB system in Russia
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Dieffenbacher has received an order from the Taleon Terra Group headquartered in St Petersburg for an entire OSB system.
Accoya appoints distributor in Sweden
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Ceos AB has become an official distributor of Accoya, the modified wood product manufactured by Accsys Technologies, in Sweden. The agreement expands the wood’s availability and continues Accoya’s growth and success throughout the world.
Fire destroys Oregon plywood mill
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 A fire has raged through a mill at Springfield Plywood and Veneer on July 18, leaving an uncertain future for the 33-acre site operated by Swanson Group Inc with headquarters in Glendale, Oregon.

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