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June 2020

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Sanding technology manufacturers find safe ways of working in face of Covid-19
10 June 2020 Sanding technology manufacturers Steinemann and Imeas have given updates on how their operations are working safely and adapting to Covid-19 guidelines.

CPA to launch new safety spotlight initiative
05 June 2020 To accompany the annual Safety Innovation Award, CPA is launching a new Safety Spotlight web page to showcase members’ safety issues and relevant solutions

Comments filed on EPA formaldehyde TSCA scoping document
05 June 2020 The Federal Wood Industries Coalition (FWIC), which consists of 12 trade associations including The Composite Panel Association (CPA), has filed comments on Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft formaldehyde Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) scoping document.

Giardina Group takes over De Stefani
03 June 2020 Giardina Group has acquired Italian firm De Stefani Valerio & C snc, a manufacturer of sanding solutions for over 40 years.

HDI opens DesignOneSource as new specification
01 June 2020 DesignOneSource is the new specification division of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI) which aims to provide seamless specification support for decorative surface materials across North America.

Perforated plywood reduces noise at new school
01 June 2020 Wall linings featuring perforated Key-Ply Euro Birch plywood from Keystone Linings were installed in the new multipurpose centre at Kildare College to achieve optimum noise reduction.

May 2020

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Siempelkamp is a new member of the VR Business Club
22 May 2020 Siempelkamp is developing its services in the area of virtual planning of plants and digital service and also now focusing on cross-industry networking.

Fagus-GreCon announces streamlined organisation
21 May 2020 Fagus-GreCon has announced the consolidation of two current business units - Measuring Technology and Inspection systems.

Tafisa completes multi-million-dollar upgrade to its Line Number 1
01 May 2020 Leading particleboard and thermally fused laminate (TFL) decorative panel manufacturer Tafisa Canada has announced the completion of a major investment to modernize its Line 1 continuous particleboard press at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.

April 2020

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Arauco to end MDF Production at Bennettsville
28 April 2020 Arauco has announced that it intends to close its MDF production facility in Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Home office furniture in higher demand
27 April 2020 Home office furniture has seen an increase in demand during Covid-19 restrictions, according to a survey by US-based media title Furniture Today.

Segezha continues to invest in plywood operations
24 April 2020 Leading Russian forest product group Segezha Group is continuing to invest in its plywood operations and increase output.

Latvijas Finieris set to increase focus on bio-based glues and resins
24 April 2020 Latvian birch plywood producer Latvijas Finieris is to make further moves to focus on bio-based glues and resins in its panel products.

Mass Plywood Panel production line up and running at Freres in Oregon
24 April 2020 US-based Freres Lumber Co has announced that its Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) beam and column production line is now up and running.

SEAMLESS research project underway
17 April 2020 Dieffenbacher has teamed up with nine other companies and institutes on a new research project aimed at developing smart services for engineering and maintenance solutions.

First rubberwood-OSB-ContiRoll plant gets underway at Vanachai
16 April 2020 Vanachai’s first OSB plant has started production in Surat Thani, Thailand.

Xylexpo exhibition resets for November show dates in Milan
16 April 2020 Organisers of the biennial Xylexpo woodworking technology show have named new November 2020 show dates after earlier postponing this year’s May dates due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Biesse helps Covid-19 fight with 3D printer use
14 April 2020 Italian woodworking machinery giant Biesse is using its 3D printing technology to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for local hospitals.

Egger UK temporarily stops production at Hexham panel mill
07 April 2020 Egger has implemented the controlled shutdown of its Hexham panel products production facility in response to the coronavirus situation.

Japan’s plywood imports fall as domestic production grows
03 April 2020 For the first time in three years the total Japanese plywood supply dipped below 6milliom m3. Domestic production increased but imports fell to lowest in 20 years.