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Italy's Scm Group confirms its financial stability and rewards innovation
22 January, 2020
Scm Group ended 2019 with a turnover in excess of €700m Euro, in line with 2018's record figures and on budget for the year. It was also in line with orders thanks mainly to the upward swing in the last few months.
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UK focuses attention on plywood performance claims
Monday, January 13, 2020 In response to correspondence from its members, the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is reminding UK importers to once again focus on the responsibilities imposed upon them by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
Board changes at Fagus-GreCon
Thursday, January 09, 2020 Fagus-GreCon announced that with immediate effect Kai Greten has left the company due to irreconcilable differences.
Metalube’s Metachain lubricants approved by Dieffenbacher
Friday, December 20, 2019 Dieffenbacher has given Metalube’s Metachain range of wood panel press lubricants official approval for use in its press systems.
Dieffenbacher’s recycling business seeing rapid growth
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Dieffenbacher has reported rapid growth in its new Recycling Business Unit.
Fibreboard developments covered at Amsterdam conference
Monday, December 09, 2019 Fibreboard industry developments were shared at the AWA International Fibreboard Industry Conference in Amsterdam.
Thailand’s Metro orders new Siempelkamp forming and press line
Friday, December 06, 2019 Leading Thailand wood-based panel producer Metro has confirmed an order for a new forming and press line for an MDF plant at the Kanchanburi site.
Ernst Greten honoured for preservation of Fagus-Factory in Alfeld
Sunday, December 01, 2019 The German National Committee for Monument Preservation has honoured Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH senior proprietor Ernst Greten for his "extraordinary commitment” in the renovation and restoration of the historic Fagus-Factory in Alfeld.
Norbord posts lower quarterly earnings
Friday, November 01, 2019 Global wood-based panels producer Norbord has posted significantly lower earnings than a year ago due mainly to the drop off of North American OSB prices.
Wood-based panels industry scholarship offered
Tuesday, February 26, 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
Tuesday, February 26, 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
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Binos has reported that it successfully delivered core production elements for the new Hunton Fiber AS wood fibre insulation factory in Norway.
Timber “perfectly placed” to benefit from growing wellness economy, conference hears
Thursday, February 14, 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.
Record revenue for Wemhöner
Monday, January 28, 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
Monday, January 28, 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
Monday, January 14, 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
Thursday, January 10, 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.
EPF signs landmark formaldehyde agreement for worker protection
Friday, December 07, 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.
International Panel Products Symposium will offer its successful blend of ideal topics
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 The International Panel Products Symposium 2013 will be held in Llandudno, North Wales on October 9-10. Organised by the BioComposites Centre, the conference once again offers its successful blend of academic and industrial research with ample networking opportunities.
Fire hits Egger panel plant
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 A huge fire in the biomass plant has hit Egger UK’s wood panel plant in Hexham.

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