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Two opt for China 10 December, 2008 The move to MDF has emerged as producers in Brazil’s still large, but fragmented, plywood industry have seen their profits shrink over recent years, mainly thanks to a devalued US dollar....

Masisa in front 06 October, 2008 Brazil, Latin America’s biggest country, and its most prized marketplace, remains the jewel in the crown for the region’s expanding wood based panel makers.
That is one reason why the country...

Works of art 06 October, 2008 Chilean brothers Horacio and Rodrigo Fernandez and their company Polincay have introduced a breath of competitive fresh air to Chile’s panel industry, for years dominated by two giant national...

A future in fibre 06 October, 2008 Often considered dated and environmentally unfriendly, wet process hardboard barely features in today’s global portfolio of wood based panel producers.
Except, that is, among some large panel...

New members join the club 01 June, 2007 Nowhere is the Brazilian market's very good health more apparent than in the MDF segment, where Brazilian producers, among them particleboard suppliers, have lined up to announce a string of fresh...

Masisa plans to add capacity and value 01 June, 2007 The Chilean Masisa group, already with board mills in five countries, aims to boost its current 300,000m3/year Brazilian capacity to feed the market's voracious appetite for MDF. Masisa...

Making use of a valuable resource 28 August, 2005

Another of Chile’s big wood pulp corporations has joined the South American wood based panels club with the recent decision of Empresas CMPC SA to launch its first pine plywood mill.
The...

Bucking the trend 20 August, 2005

At a time when Brazilian particleboard makers have been reluctant to boost production capacity in an uncertain market, leading panel producer Satipel Industrial SA has quietly continued...

Sonae is here to stay 19 August, 2005

Despite economic uncertainties in Brazil, a row with its local business partner and a lack of its own forest reserves in the country, Sonae Group’s long term commitment to its  Tafisa Brasil...

In an unlikely new market 16 August, 2005

For many reasons, among them economic, cultural, and climatic, Brazil is an extremely unlikely market in which to find laminate flooring catching on.
Indeed, even the manufacturers of such...

Cross-border expansion 15 August, 2005

In a year overshadowed by controversy surrounding an ambitious pulp mill plan in Valdivia, Chilean forest products giant Celulosa Arauco y Constitución has, in contrast, enjoyed growing success...

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