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April 2019


Arauco’s Grayling particleboard and lamination facility sets new bar
24 April 2019 Arauco’s vision to build one of the world’s largest and most important particleboard operations has to come to life in Grayling, Michigan. The plant features North America’s largest single continuous particleboard press (170ft) and will be one of the most productive in the world.

March 2019


New Chinese OSB factory to start production in 2020
18 March 2019 Work to build a new Chinese OSB factory for wood-based materials manufacturer Jiangsu Hui Dian New Materials Co Ltd will start in 2020.

February 2019


Wood-based panels industry scholarship offered
26 February 2019 One award, worth £1,000 or two awards each worth £500 are now available to support early career development within the wood based panel sector.

Norbord invests further £35m into Inverness factory
26 February 2019 Wood panel manufacturer Norbord is investing £35m into the second phase of development of its Inverness factory in Scotland – taking overall investment in the past two years to £145m.

Binos delivers equipment for Norway wood fibre insulation factory
26 February 2019 Binos has reported that it successfully delivered core production elements for the new Hunton Fiber AS wood fibre insulation factory in Norway.

Roseburg completes purchase of El Dorado MDF mill
26 February 2019 Roseburg Forest Products and PotlatchDeltic Corporation have completed the previously announced purchase and sale of the assets of the PotlatchDeltic subsidiary Del-Tin Fiber LLC, including its MDF plant located in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Boise Cascade to sell NC plywood mill to Southern Veneer Products
26 February 2019 Boise Cascade Company has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Southern Veneer Products (Southern Veneer) to sell its plywood operations in Moncure, North Carolina.

Timber “perfectly placed” to benefit from growing wellness economy, conference hears
14 February 2019 TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference, which took place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on February 13 heard that the wood sector is perfectly placed to potentially benefit from the growing global wellbeing economy.

January 2019


Record revenue for Wemhöner
28 January 2019 Wemhöner Surface Technologies closed 2018 with the highest annual revenue in the company’s history to date. Revenue exceeded €100m and was 10% up on the previous year.

Organiser hails success of Domotex 2019
28 January 2019 Domotex, the leading showcase for floorcoverings recorded a slight dip in attendance during the January 11-14 show, attributing this to “market concentration”.

Schattdecor acquires US Coating Company
14 January 2019 Wood based panels surfacing giant The Schattdecor Group has finalised the purchase of US Coating Company, of South Carolina.

Tricoya agreement could open way for modified wood panels in SE Asia
10 January 2019 Accsys, the company behind Accoya modified wood, has announced that its subsidiary, Tricoya Technologies Limited (TTL), has entered into an agreement with PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) to potentially build an integrated acetic anhydride and Tricoya wood elements production plant in Malaysia.

December 2018


Formica Group to be sold to Broadview Holding
18 December 2018 Formica Group is to be sold by its New Zealand owners Fletcher Building Ltd to Broadview Holding BV (‘Broadview’) for US$840m.

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.

November 2018


HPVA Laboratories award certification to Husky Plywood manufacturing facility in Quebec
01 November 2018 HPVA Laboratories has awarded EPA TSCA Title VI Certification for Formaldehyde Emissions to the Husky Plywood hardwood plywood manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. Husky's hardwood plywood products are certified to meet all requirements established in the EPA's (US Environmental Protection Agency) TSCA Title VI 40 CFR Part 770 Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products regulation and may now carry the ‘CARB TPC-8’ certification label.

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings completes acquisition of industrial wood pellet production facility
01 November 2018 Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 70% interest in an industrial wood pellet production facility located in Aliceville, Alabama from the Westervelt Company.

Uwe Wagner to join the Pallmann management team
01 November 2018 Pallmann Maschinenfabrik in Zweibrücken has strengthened its management team after the retirement of Hartmut Pallmann. The management of the size reduction specialist within the Siempelkamp Group is, as of 1 January 2019, represented by Uwe Wagner in addition to Stefan Wissing.

October 2018


Uniboard launches three new exclusive finishes in Quebec
29 October 2018 Uniboard, the North American leader in engineered wood products and the creator of the synchronised (EIR) texture technology in North America, has launched 18 new designs and three new textures.

Ecuador triples woodworking machinery imports with Homag main supplier
25 October 2018 Ecuadorian imports of European woodworking machinery reached US$3.66m in the first seven months of 2018, more than tripling machinery imports in the same period of 2017.

Italian capacity listing change required in particleboard survey
23 October 2018 Since publishing our Particleboard Survey Part 1 in the last issue (October/November 2018), we have been advised of a change required to the Italian capacity listing.