All articles by spowney


SundsZifter installed at IFI’s new MDF factory

A Sunds Fibretech SundsZifter was chosen by Indonesian Fibreboard Industries (IFI) for its new MDF factory which went live last year.

IMA Schelling to hold in-house exhibition

IMA Schelling is holding an in-house exhibition at its Schwarzach base in Austria from June 12-14.

Andritz reports strong results

International technology group Andritz has seen a strong set of Q1 2024 results despite the difficult economic environment.

MDF Recovery expands presence with second office in UK

MDF Recovery, the innovator in recycling MDF waste, has announced the opening of its second office at Anglesey’s M-SParc, Wales.

Hunstman reports Q1 net loss

Chemicals giant Hunstman has posted a Q1 2024 US$37m net loss, primarily due to unfavourable supply and demand dynamics and lower MDI average selling prices.

Godfrey OSB project in US adds to a slew of OSB investments in North America

The announcement in March of a new OSB mill in the US for Godfrey Forest Products is the latest in a slew of OSB new plant investments and re-openings in North America.

EcoReFibre fibreboard recycling project takes decisive step forward

The EcoReFibre consortium has met at Dieffenbacher’s Eppingen base to demonstrate and discuss interim results of the research project which aims to to recycle waste fibreboards and use the material in the manuacture of new fibreboards.

Vietnam wood product exports grew in March

The value of Vietnam’s timber and wood products exports grew by 46% in March compared to the previous month but are lagging year ago rates, according to Vietnam’s Customs Office figures cited by the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market bulletin.

Plywood showcase held at Tilbury

Timber traders were invited to the Port of Tilbury last week for a Malaysian rubberwood plywood showcase held by Plaut International and its manufacturing supplier Hok Lai.

PELICE attracts over 500 delegates in Atlanta

The ninth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) achieved a participation record with 516 industry professionals attending in Atlanta on March 14-15.