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June 2022


Berneck orders the world’s largest drum dryer from Dieffenbacher
24 June 2022 Brazilian wood-based panel manufacturer is to more than double its particleboard capacity in Curitibanos with a new energy system and drum dryer from Dieffenbacher.

Nordtreat launches Norflam at Carrefour International du Bois
23 June 2022 Finnish fire protection solutions manufacturer Nordtreat introduced a new product at the Carrefour International du Bois tradeshow recently.

Sonae Arauco Innovus MFC decorative range wins Green Product Award
09 June 2022 The Innovus MFC decorative product range from Sonae Arauco has won the Green Product Award 2022 in the Interior & Lifestyle category.

GreCon Ltd celebrates 30th anniversary
09 June 2022 GreCon Ltd has celebrated a significant milestone, with 30 years of business and commitment to the UK & Ireland market.

IDS acquired by Chiltern Capital
07 June 2022 Surface materials specialist distributor IDS has announced that it has been acquired by private equity investor Chiltern Capital.

May 2022


Vietnam’s Mekong Wood orders full MDF line from Siempelkamp
31 May 2022 The Vietnamese Mekong Wood MDF Joint Stock Company has placed an order for a complete MDF plant with Siempelkamp.

MEDITE SMARTPLY OSB manufacturing facility upgrade complete
19 May 2022 After over a year of transformative investment, the upgrade of MEDITE SMARTPLY’s OSB factory in County Waterford has been completed. This new world class drying, energy and screening system will enhance resource efficiency and asset reliability for SMARTPLY OSB.

US patent office grants Fagus-GreCon patent for optical detector
14 May 2022 The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Fagus-GreCon the patent for a novel optical detector that identifies dangerous ignition sources.

UK birch plywood impacted by Russia trade sanctions
14 May 2022 The UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) says birch plywood is the largest single UK timber product category which will be directly affected by the trade restrictions being put in place on Russia and Belarus.

Soprema Group orders second plant for Pavatex wood fibre insulation brand
14 May 2022 The Soprema Group has commissioned Siempelkamp to supply a second plant for the production of its Pavatex wood-fibre insulation.

Eucatex posts 55% increase in EBITDA for full year 2021
13 May 2022 Brazilian wood-based panels producer Eucatex has reported a large boost in annual revenues and profits.

Green Ultimate bio resin receives green label
11 May 2022 Evertree’s bio-soured resin Green Ultimate has received the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, rewarding efficient and cost-effective solutions to protect the environment.

West Fraser Q1 sales and profits going strong
09 May 2022 Leading global OSB and lumber manufacturer West Fraser has reported a boost in sales and earnings in Q1, compared to Q4, 2021.

SmartPly achieves solid 2021 financial results
09 May 2022 Irish state forestry company Coillte, which operates the SmartPly OSB business in Ireland, has announced extremely strong 2021 financial results.

Büttner embarks on new dryer partnership
09 May 2022 Büttner Energie- und Trocknungstechnik GmbH has agreed a sales co-operation with NEW eco-tec Verfahrenstechnik GmbH.

Valmet to deliver two defibrator systems to STEICO Sp. z o.o. in Poland
08 May 2022 Valmet is to deliver two second-generation EVO Defibrator systems to the new wood fibre insulation materials plant at STEICO Sp. z o.o’s Gromadka site in Poland.

April 2022


Seven German timber associations collaborate on House of Wood initiative
26 April 2022 Seven timber industry associations in Germany have come together on a project to establish a new co-operative venture called the House of Wood based in Berlin.

Global woodworking technology show to make a 2022 return
21 April 2022 One of the world’s leading woodworking technology exhibitions – Xylexpo – will be making a return in 2022 after a four-year enforced absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Roseburg particleboard and TFL plant invests in latest value-adding technology
20 April 2022 Roseburg’s Missoula Composites plant has continued its long process of site investment into 2022 with the installation of new technology.

March 2022


Turboden to supply additional ORC systems to Kastamonu in Turkey
30 March 2022 Turboden, a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group Company, has received an order for two ORC systems (13.6 MWe each) from leading Turkish wood-based panels producer Kastamonu Entegre.