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International Panel Products Symposium will offer its successful blend of ideal topics
13 August, 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.
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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.
Interzum 2013 in Cologne
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Interzum 2013 takes place at the Cologne International Expocentre, Germany, May 13-16. The event is aimed at professionals linked to furniture and interior construction industries.
Dieffenbacher and Carmanah in Cooperation Agreement
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau of Eppingen, Germany, and Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc of Surrey, BC, Canada have signed a Cooperation Agreement for the supply of disc and ring stranding systems to engineered wood applications outside of North America.
UPM’s Aureskoski further processing mill ceases operations
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 UPM’s Aureskoski further processing mill ceased operations December.
Weyerhaeuser Products Ltd relocates to Ireland
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Weyerhaeuser Products Ltd, the European sales arm for Weyerhaeuser’s South American wood products, has relocated its operations from Brussels, Belgium to Dublin, Ireland, in a move designed to strengthen the company’s ability to provide sales and marketing support to its Lumin and Lyptus customers throughout Europe.
BASF increases prices for wood based glues
Monday, September 03, 2012 BASF has increased its prices for Kaurit and Kauramin brands in Europe by €10/mt due to higher energy, personnel and maintenance costs.
Swedspan invests in new production plant in Slovakia
Friday, August 31, 2012 Swedspan, an international producer of wood based panels and belonging to the IKEA Industry Group, is to invest in lightweight panel technology and panel board production in Malacky, Slovakia.
Veneer work brochure now in English
Friday, August 31, 2012 The German ‘Initiative Furnier + Natur (IFN) e.V.’ is now making its information brochure Veneer in Interior Work available in English for the first time in the form of a PDF file with free download.
ZOW 2013, Bad Salzuflen, Germany
Friday, August 31, 2012 ZOW in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, the premier event of all the global ZOW trade shows for components, accessories and semi-finished products for the furniture industry, will once again take place February 18-21, 2013 at Messe Zentrum, Bad Salzuflen.
New owners for Pfleiderer in insolvency deal
Friday, August 31, 2012 Luxembourg investment company Atlantik SA is set to become the new owner of debt-laden panels producer Pfleiderer AG.
Dieffenbacher to supply EVOjet to Fujian Furen Wood Industry
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Dieffenbacher and Sunds MDF Technologies have signed a contract for the supply of an EVOjet to Fujian Furen Wood Industry Co Ltd in China.
Raute receives a €14m order from Germany
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Raute Corporation has received an order worth €14m from the German company Pollmeier Furnierwerkstoffe GmbH & Co KG.
Dieffenbacher supplies particleboard plant to Hong Wei Woods Industry
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Dieffenbacher has been awarded a 300,000m3/year particleboard plant by Chinese company Hong Wei Woods Industry.
Steinemann and Argos form strategic partnership
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Steinemann is now acting as the exclusive worldwide distributor for Argos Surface Grading Systems for particleboard, MDF and OSB applications.
EU debates carbon accountancy for forestry and timber sectors
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 The Environment Council of the European Commission has held further debate over recognition and inclusion of forestry industries in the EU climate change commitments, says the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).
Egger profits rise 15% to €262m
Thursday, August 16, 2012 Wood based material manufacturer Egger has posted a 15% rise in annual earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to €262m.
Homag purchases remaining shares in Brandt Kantentechnik
Thursday, August 16, 2012 Homag Group AG has purchased all the remaining shares in Brandt Kantentechnik GmbH, thus increasing its equity interest from 70% to 100%. Equal amounts of shares were sold by Marianne and Heinrich Brandt (brother and sister), who are retiring from entrepreneurial responsibility. It was agreed to maintain secrecy as to the purchase price.
Accoya turnover grows by 35%
Thursday, August 16, 2012 Accoya modified wood producer Accsys Technologies plc boosted its turnover by 35% to €4.5m in Q1 ended June 30, compared to a year ago.
Sharon Gorf appointed chairman of woodworking training forum
Monday, August 13, 2012 Sharon Gorf is appointed new chairman of the British Woodworking Federation’s Woodworking Industry Training Forum.

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