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December 2023


Tolko nears completion of OSB plant rebuild
01 December 2023 Canadian wood-based panels producer Tolko is aiming to complete rebuilding of its OSB mill in High Prairie, Alberta by the end of 2023.

Dates released for 2024 WBP Symposium
01 December 2023 The 2024 dates for the European Panel Federation (EPF) / Fraunhofer Institute of Wood Research European Wood-based Panel Symposium have been announced.

November 2023


Safety Task Force meets in Germany
21 November 2023 Twenty-five experts from European Panel Federation (EPF) member companies met in Leutkirch (Germany) to discuss and develop strategies regarding the latest advancements and best practices in terms of fire and explosion safety.

Fagus-GreCon announces changes to leadership team
16 November 2023 Leading international fire prevention and measurement technology company Fagus-GreCon has announced changes in its leadership team.

Kronospan to buy Roseburg’s Simsboro particleboard plant
16 November 2023 Kronospan has announced plans to buy Roseburg Forest Products’ Simsboro, LA, particleboard facility.

Raute technology destined for new Metsä Kerto LVL mill
15 November 2023 Metsä Group and wood products industry technology supplier Raute have signed an agreement for the technology delivery of the new Kerto LVL mill in Äänekoski, Finland.

Kronospan agrees co-operation with sandwich core innovator Pyrus Panels
14 November 2023 Kronospan and Pyrus Panels have agreed a comprehensive co-operation, which will see the former add the LISOCORE lightweight panel innovation to its global range of products.

Biffa and Timberpak partner on John Lewis project
13 November 2023 Biffa, the UK’s leading sustainable waste management company, has joined forces with waste wood recycling company Timberpak Ltd to offer a circular recycling scheme for the UK's largest employee-owned business, the John Lewis Partnership.

UK tropical hardwood plywood imports from China grow in 2023
01 November 2023 The UK imported 61,000m3 of tropical hardwood plywood from China in the first eight months of 2023, 57% more than the same period last year, according to the latest bulletin from the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO).

October 2023


Pfleiderer wins German Sustainability Award
31 October 2023 Pfleiderer has won the German Sustainability Award (DNP) 2024 in the Basic Materials/Wood Processing category.

Büttner and Swiss Combi in belt dryer co-operation
30 October 2023 Büttner has agreed a co-operation agreement in the belt dryer segment with Swiss Combi.

Siempelkamp and Kastamonu achieve partnership hat-trick
23 October 2023 Siempelkamp says it has now achieved a hat-trick of commissionings with Kastamonu Entegre in the last three years.

EPF applauds cascading use of wood in EU legislation
20 October 2023 The formal revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) to include the cascading use of wood principle has been strongly welcomed by the European Panel Federation (EPF).

Camsan Ordu opts for Argos grading system
20 October 2023 Turkish panel producer Camsan Ordu has chosen an Argos Solutions grading system for its new laminate flooring production line.

W Howard and MDF Recovery agree UK and Ireland licensing deal
17 October 2023 UK MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard Ltd has agreed a multi-year licence for the use of MDF Recovery’s MDF recycling technology to produce loose-fill wood fibre insulation in the UK & Irish markets.

CenturyPly focusing on value-added MDF
13 October 2023 Indian panels producer CenturyPly says it is focusing on value-added MDF products in order to improve profitability.

IMA Schelling Group restructures itself
06 October 2023 IMA Schelling Group, a global leader in the wood, plastics and metalworking industries, has recently made a strategic succession plan to consolidate the long-term direction of the company.

VMG opens LVL plant in Lithuania
02 October 2023 Eastern European mega wood industries enterprise VMG Group has added to its considerable wood assets by officially opening an LVL and I-joist factoy in Lithuania.It becomes the first LVL facility in Lithuania.

Siempelkamp realigns Management Board
02 October 2023 The Siempelkamp Group has realigned its Management Board to include seven members to bundle market-oriented core competencies together and integrate a modern management concept.

European Commission investigates suspected Russian birch ply imports
02 October 2023 The European Commission has launched an investigation into the suspected circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of birch plywood originating in Russia.