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Sonae to close Spanish mill
Thursday, December 13, 2012 Sonae is seeking to close its Tableros Tradema subsidiary particleboard mill in Solsona in Spain.
Obituary: Joe Kennedy, former managing director of Medite Europe
Thursday, December 13, 2012 Joe Kennedy, a much respected former managing director of Medite Europe Ltd died suddenly at the age of 66 on Thursday 15th November15, 2012.
Restructuring of Pfleiderer successfully completed
Thursday, December 13, 2012 The restructuring of Pfleiderer AG has now been brought to a successful conclusion following the insolvency plan approved at the creditors’ meeting on September 12, 2012 whereby Atlantik SA, Luxemburg became the new and sole shareholder.
Kronospan buys Knowsley factory assets for eastern Europe expansion
Thursday, December 13, 2012 Kronospan has confirmed that it has bought the particleboard production machinery at Sonae’s closed factory in Liverpool, UK and will ship the equipment to eastern Europe.
Dieffenbacher founds support company for US and Canada
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 The recently founded Dieffenbacher Group subsidiary Dieffenbacher Customer Support LLC in Alpharetta, Georgia is the new central service company for all Dieffenbacher customers in the US and Canada.
ATR acquires stake in Electronic Wood Systems
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 The German company ATR, which is part of the Siempelkamp group, has acquired a minority stake in measuring electronics manufacturer, Electronic Wood Systems (EWS).
SVEZA launches production of cut-to-size plywood
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 SVEZA’s Ust-Izhora plywood mill (UIFK) in St Petersburg, Russia has opened a new shop floor for the production of special cut-to-size plywood products. A modern panel sizing saw Schelling (Austria) has been installed in the shop.
Duratex consolidates its hold on Tablemac tender
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Brazilian panel group Duratex has consolidated its hold on the Colombian MDF and particleboard maker Tablemac, buying an additional 12% of the firm’s capital taking its holding to 37%.
US speak out against anti-dumping duties on Chinese hardwood plywood
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 The international Wood Products Association (IWPA) and the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) in the US have both spoken out against the anti-dumping duties on Chinese hardwood plywood imports sought by US plywood manufacturers, reports industry newsletter Euwid.
Lamigraf said to have acquired production plant in Curitiba
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Decorative papers manufacturer Lamigraf is reported to have acquired a production plant in Curitiba at the heart of Brazil’s wood panel making region.
ZOW Germany will once again inspire
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Intelligent remote maintenance tool for fast troubleshooting
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Measuring technology specialist GreCon of Alfeld-Hannover is offering the efficient remote maintenance tool Satellite.
Russia/China deal to produce greater added value
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Russian Forest Products is to receive at least US$193m in a deal that will allow it to produce products of greater added value than the logs it now exports mainly to China.
Russian Tomlesdrev to invest US$120m in particleboard plant
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Russian forest industry group Tomlesdrev plans to double its current capacities for the production of particleboard through the construction of a second plant.
Uniboard accepted to ECC certification
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Uniboard has recently been accepted to the ECC (Eco-Certified Composite) certification programme for value-added products. Last April, the Val-d'Or, Sayabec and Mont-Laurier mills satisfied the requirements of this new programme introduced last spring by the Composite Panel Association (CPA) for particleboard and MDF panels.
Egger gets go-ahead for resin plant
Thursday, November 08, 2012 In early November, Egger UK in Hexham, Northumberland, was granted planning permission for a new resin plant.
European forest and wood bodies strengthen ties
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Europe’s leading forest, forest products and timber organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their ties and step up lobbying on behalf of their members.
Flakeboard and Arauco Finalise share purchase
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 Flakeboard Company Limited and Arauco have finalised the sale agreement for all outstanding Flakeboard shares to Arauco.

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