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Stora Enso partners with Polish plywood producer on lignin binder 10 March, 2023
Stora Enso’s lignin product – Lineo – is being used by Polish plywood manufacturer Paged to replace fossil-based glue in plywood.
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LP reports US$1.4bn annual profits but sees slide in OSB price performance
Tuesday, March 07, 2023 Engineered wood products giant Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) has reported US$1.4bn earnings (adjusted EBITDA) for the full year 2022, with the final quarter of the year seeing a massive reverse in the OSB division’s performance.
Huber Engineered Woods drops Minnesota new OSB mill plan due to permit delays
Friday, February 24, 2023 Huber Engineered Woods says delays in gaining permits for a new OSB mill in Minnesota had led it to withdraw its plans there and switch to another US state instead.
Greenpanel buys third Dieffenbacher MDF plant
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Indian MDF producer Greenpanel Industries Ltd is to install a new Dieffenbacher CEBRO thin-board line in Routhusuramala, Andhra Pradesh.
Smartech receives Egger order for four additional Smartwax Systems
Friday, February 17, 2023 Israeli-based Smartech, which develops innovative engineered systems to reduce raw materials use, has received a new order from Egger Group to deliver four additional Smartwax Systems in 2023 with an option for four supplementary systems in 2024.
West Fraser sees Q4 earnings dip, but healthy full-year results
Friday, February 17, 2023 The world’s largest OSB producer West Fraser saw a sharp moderating of its performance in the fourth quarter of 2002 as more challenging market conditions started to bite.
Arauco’s profits slip in Q4,2022
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Chilean-based panel products manufacturer Arauco recorded a 30% reduction in Q4 2022 earnings compared to the previous quarter.
Lumin plywood brand to build third plywood plant in Uruguay
Friday, February 10, 2023 Sustainable plantation-based plywood brand Lumin is to invest US$136m in a new plywood mill in Uruguay to expand production capacity to nearly 500,000m3.
SterlingOSB Zero primed for action
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 Panel product manufacturer, West Fraser, has introduced a new ready-primed version of its SterlingOSB Zero board, which is ideal for use in a wide range of situations from site hoardings through to building exhibition stands and other installations where appearance is important.
Siempelkamp wins order from US door manufacturer Steves & Sons Inc
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 US door manufacturer Steves & Sons Inc has placed an order with Siempelkamp for two forming and press lines for the production of door skins made from thin MDF and HDF.
Saviola to increase shareholding in Rheinspan
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Italian panels manufacturer Saviola Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Rheinspan.

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