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Medite SmartPly reports €207.4m annual turnover
02 July, 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.
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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.
Call for Papers for IPPS 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015 The 15th edition of the International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) 2015 will take place October 7 & 8, 2015 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales.
Coillte’s Panel Products SmartPly mill expansion
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 A €59m upgrade is to be given to the Coillte Panel Products' SmartPly OSB mill in Belview, Waterford Port, Ireland.
Brazilian wood based product exports increased by 20% in December
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 In December 2014, Brazilian exports of wood based products increased 20% in value compared to December 2013, from US$219m to US$263m, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
UK Chinese plywood importers facing EUTR sanctions
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 A number of UK Chinese plywood importers are facing sanctions under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) after an official investigation found failings in due diligence systems and product descriptions.
US wants to install bamboo panels factory in Acre
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 An American businessman plans to build a plant to manufacture panels using bamboo fibre in the far western Brazilian state of Acre.

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