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Another success for SICAM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Nearly 500 companies exhibited at the sixth edition of SICAM which was held at the Pordenone Fairgrounds from October 14 -17. The International Exhibition of Components, Accessories and Semi-finished Products for the Furniture Industry saw over 17,000 visitors through its doors. Overseas markets represented around 35% of the exhibitors.
Proteak gets further financial backing for its MDF plant in southern Mexico
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Mexican forestry group Proteak has attracted further European financial backing for its plan to build the first world scale MDF manufacturing plant in southern Mexico.
SmartPly replaces multi-daylight plant with state-of-the-art line by Siempelkamp
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 OSB manufacturer SmartPly Europe Ltd – part of the business division Coillte Panel Products (CPP) of the Irish state forestry organisation Coillte – has decided to replace its multi-daylight plant at the Waterford location, Ireland.
FSC reassociates with Danzer Group
Thursday, August 21, 2014 The Forest Stewardship Council has lifted its disassociation with Danzer Group after being satisfied the company is meeting FSC criteria.
Accsys Technologies’ revenue rises
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Accoya modified wood manufacturer Accsys Technologies plc has reported a 29% increase in revenue in Q2.
Weyerhaeuser releases Q2 results
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Forest products giant Weyerhaeuser managed a 28% increase in earnings from its operational activities, but a small increase in sales during the second quarter failed to impress investors.
Land sales hit Plum Creek profits
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Earnings at Plum Creek were lower in the first half of the year despite a 30% boost in operating income from its timber operations.
CanPly closes after 64 years
Thursday, August 21, 2014 The Canadian Plywood Association and its affiliated CertiWood Technical Centre, which represents and certifies plywood manufacturers primarily in British Columbia, has ceased operations after 64 years.
Siempelkamp particleboard plant for Russian operator Plitspichprom
Thursday, August 21, 2014 With the intent to replace its outdated particleboard plant, the Russian plant operator Plitspichprom (SOUZ Group) has ordered from Siempelkamp a complete particleboard plant including an 8th generation ContiRoll press
China’s exports of wood working knives and blades total over US$28m
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 China’s exports of wood working knives and blades in 2013 were worth over US$28m.
Timber legality verification boosts Indonesian wood product exports
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Indonesian wood products have continued to increase since the beginning of 2014 when the national timber legality assurance scheme (SVLK) became operational. In the first three months of this year exports of wood products totalled US$1.4bn billion, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization.
Solenis is the new name for Ashland Water Technologies
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Ashland Water Technologies has a new name – Solenis.
Plywood imports from China rebound in April
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Hardwood plywood imports increased by 13% to 249,906m3 in April. However, year-to-date imports were 5% lower than in April 2013.
Dieffenbacher order for large OSB system in Russia
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Dieffenbacher has received an order from the Taleon Terra Group headquartered in St Petersburg for an entire OSB system.
Accoya appoints distributor in Sweden
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Ceos AB has become an official distributor of Accoya, the modified wood product manufactured by Accsys Technologies, in Sweden. The agreement expands the wood’s availability and continues Accoya’s growth and success throughout the world.
Fire destroys Oregon plywood mill
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 A fire has raged through a mill at Springfield Plywood and Veneer on July 18, leaving an uncertain future for the 33-acre site operated by Swanson Group Inc with headquarters in Glendale, Oregon.
Lamigraf to invest €2m to expand output at plant in Curitiba, Brazil
Thursday, August 07, 2014 Decorative papers producer Lamigraf has announced a €2m investment to expand output at its South American plant in Curitiba, Brazil.
Higher log sales for Malaysia
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Timber companies in Sarawak, Malaysia, have reported strong exports of logs and plywood this year due to a spike in demand for new houses in Japan.
Japanese companies invest in nanocellulose
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Up to100 companies from various sectors of the Japanese economy are collaborating to advance the production and use of nanocellulose.

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