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Latvijas Finieris opens renovated birch veneer factory in Kohila, Estonia
04 January, 2013
Latvijas Finieris, a Latvian manufacturer of birch plywood, has opened a renovated birch veneer factory in Kohila, Estonia.
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GP to acquire Temple-Inland Building Products assets
Friday, January 04, 2013 Georgia-Pacific has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of the Temple-Inland Building Products business from International Paper Co.
Xylexpo trusts in Milan future and aims to woo back SCM and Biesse
Friday, January 04, 2013 Organisers of Italy’s largest woodworking technology exhibition Xylexpo have pledged to keep the next event in Milan and are hopeful of attracting key manufacturers SCM, Biesse and Cefla back as exhibitors.
ECTX applies to be registered as a publicly-traded company
Friday, January 04, 2013 ECTX SA, the newly formed Eucatex group operating company, has applied to Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) to be registered as a publicly-traded company.
New panel line from Flakeboard
Friday, January 04, 2013 TERRA is an FSC Certified, ultra-low emitting panel manufactured using 100% recycled/recovered wood material.
Bürkle management team now complete
Friday, January 04, 2013 The management of machine and line manufacturer Robert Bürkle GmbH, presented by Hans-Joachim Bender and Ralf Spindler, has been completed by Renata Luck who will be responsible for the technology sector, and Jürgen Brenner who will be responsible for production sectors of German locations.
Peter H Meyer entrusted with Multilayer Modular Flooring Association
Friday, January 04, 2013 Peter H Meyer, managing director of the Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) has now, with his team at the PH Meyer Wirtschaftsberatung, Bielefeld, Germany, been entrusted with the business management of the new Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA).
TTF gets tough over non compliant ‘marine’ plywood
Thursday, January 03, 2013 UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is giving plywood member companies six months to ensure marine plywood complies with standards or they will face disciplinary action.
AFPA members produce C$615m in Q3 2012
Thursday, January 03, 2013 Values of lumber, panelboard, and pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) member companies totalled approximately C$615m in Q3 2012.
Flakeboard adds Wurth Wood Group as full line distributor
Thursday, January 03, 2013 Wurth Wood Group, based in Charlotte, North Carolina has joined Flakeboard's supply network as a full line distributor.
Pfleiderer appoints executive board members
Thursday, January 03, 2013 Pfleiderer AG has appointed Michael Wolff as member of the executive board and spokesman of the executive board. Also Richard Mayer has been appointed as executive board member (cfo).
Biomass event to be held in Copenhagen
Thursday, January 03, 2013 The 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will be held June 3-7, 2013 (conference) and June 3-6, 2013 (exhibition) at the Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dieffenbacher gathers particleboard panel plant for Pfleiderer and a big OSB plant in Asia
Friday, December 21, 2012 By modernising its particleboard production site in Neumarkt, Germany to include a new panel plant, Pfleiderer Holzwerkstoffe GmbH is looking to set new standards in environmental protection and technology.
Coillte set to reduce fuel consumption by 5% in timber haulage trucks
Friday, December 21, 2012 Coillte is leading a collaborative project in the Irish forestry sector, partnering with timber haulage contractors and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), under the Government’s ‘Better Energy Programme’, to reduce the amount of fuel being used to move logs from forests to customers.
UK construction order decline lowest for four years
Friday, December 21, 2012 Business conditions in the UK construction sector deteriorated during November, with output falling for the third time in the previous four months amid the steepest new orders decline for just over three-and-a-half years are the findings of the Market/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).
Rougier Gabon obtains new certification
Friday, December 21, 2012 Rougier, global producer of certified African tropical timber has obtained BS 1088 compliant Lloyd’s Register Type Approval certification for its factory in Owendo, Libreville/Gabon which specialises in manufacturing 100% full Okoume plywood.
Dario Corbetta is deputy director of Cepra, Centro promozionale Acimall
Friday, December 21, 2012 Dario Corbetta has been appointed to deputy director of Cepra, Centro promozionale Acimall in recognition to the skills and longstanding experience of the manager, who joined the Confindustria-member association of Italian woodworking technology manufacturers in 1991.
Rougier Group launches new website
Friday, December 21, 2012 Global certified African tropical timber producer Rougier has redesigned its website featuring its complete product range and its development strategy. The group celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2013.
Sonae Industria’s Q3 turnover fell by 8%
Friday, December 21, 2012 Sonae Industria’s consolidated turnover in Q3 2012 totalled €312m, representing a 8% decrease compared to Q2 2012.
New exhibitions in the Eumabois network
Thursday, December 20, 2012 Eumabois, the European Federation of woodworking Manufacturers has approved the exhibition calendar for 2013, including all the events that will be sponsored by the federation.

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