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Siempelkamp announces restructuring programme
08 September, 2020
Siempelkamp has announced a restructuring program which is designed to sustainably strengthen the company's competitiveness in a difficult global market environment.
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CPA welcomes new president
Friday, August 07, 2020 The Composite Panel Association (CPA) welcomed Andy O’Hare as its new president on August 3.
Rosenheim Technical University extends application period for next generation of wood specialists
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Science has extended the date for applications for its wood courses until August 14.
EPF stats show wood-based panel production declined in 2019
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.
First fully automatic warehouse for wood panels commissioned in the Czech Republic
Friday, July 10, 2020 Drevo Trust has commissioned one of the first fully automatic warehouses for wooden sheet materials in the Czech Republic.
Medite SmartPly reports €207.4m annual turnover
Thursday, July 02, 2020 Irish state forestry company Coillte says its Medite SmartPly wood-based panels manufacturing operations recorded a turnover of €207.4m in 2019, compared to €211.3m in 2018.
Change of Management at Siempelkamp
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Current Siempelkamp CEO and spokesman of the Board of Directors, Christoph Michel, is leaving the the company in order to take on new tasks and challenges outside of the group.
Swiss Krono points to bright timber construction future, despite pandemic
Monday, June 29, 2020 Wood-based panels producer Swiss Krono Group says its production and sales of OSB is holding up well despite economic challenges in Germany due to Covid-19.
Fagus-GreCon announces streamlined organisation
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Fagus-GreCon has announced the consolidation of two current business units - Measuring Technology and Inspection systems.
First rubberwood-OSB-ContiRoll plant gets underway at Vanachai
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Vanachai’s first OSB plant has started production in Surat Thani, Thailand.
Wood-based panels organisations remain vigilant over coronavirus
Friday, March 13, 2020 Wood-based panels representative organisations are remaining vigilant over the COVID-19 coronavirus, with both the North American-based Composite Panel Association (CPA) and European Panel Federation (EPF) making statements in recent days.
Dieffenbacher’s recycling business seeing rapid growth
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Dieffenbacher has reported rapid growth in its new Recycling Business Unit.
Norbord posts lower quarterly earnings
Friday, November 01, 2019 Global wood-based panels producer Norbord has posted significantly lower earnings than a year ago due mainly to the drop off of North American OSB prices.
Planning success for Kronospan Chirk OSB line
Monday, October 28, 2019 Kronospan has moved a step closer to manufacturing OSB in the UK with the granting of planning permission for a new line at Chirk.
New Chinese OSB factory to start production in 2020
Monday, March 18, 2019 Work to build a new Chinese OSB factory for wood-based materials manufacturer Jiangsu Hui Dian New Materials Co Ltd will start in 2020.
Norbord invests further £35m into Inverness factory
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Wood panel manufacturer Norbord is investing £35m into the second phase of development of its Inverness factory in Scotland – taking overall investment in the past two years to £145m.
EPF signs landmark formaldehyde agreement for worker protection
Friday, December 07, 2018 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has signed a landmark agreement on enhanced protection in respect of formaldehyde for workers in the wood-based panels manufacturing industry.
EU imports more hardwood plywood
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Imports of tropical hardwood plywood into the EU surged in Q1, 2015, up 19% compared with 2014, according to Fordaq.
UK industrial construction hits £500m mark
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Figures released by Barbour ABI, provider of construction intelligence services, show that the UK industrial construction sector in January 2015 increased its total value of contracts by over 38% compared to December, with a number of major projects announced across the month.
Raute’s order intake increased 77% in 2014
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Raute Corporation’s net sales for period January 1 to December 31, 2014 amounted to €94.0m up 13% on the comparison period. Order intake, at €112m increased 77%. The order book rose to €44m.

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