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New Metro Ply Group plant produces first board
12 April, 2023
The Metro Ply Group has produced the first board on its new Siempelkamp particleboard plant at the Surat Thani site, Thailand.
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Greenpanel buys third Dieffenbacher MDF plant
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Indian MDF producer Greenpanel Industries Ltd is to install a new Dieffenbacher CEBRO thin-board line in Routhusuramala, Andhra Pradesh.
Smartech receives Egger order for four additional Smartwax Systems
Friday, February 17, 2023 Israeli-based Smartech, which develops innovative engineered systems to reduce raw materials use, has received a new order from Egger Group to deliver four additional Smartwax Systems in 2023 with an option for four supplementary systems in 2024.
CIFF ready to welcome international visitors back again
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF Guangzhou) says it is ready to welcome back international visitors again following China’s lifting of all Covid-19 entry restrictions.
Andritz to supply second pressurized refining system to Thai MDF manufacturer
Friday, January 06, 2023 International technology group Andritz has received an order from Wisewoods Co Ltd to supply another pressurized refining system – the second from Andritz – to its mill in Phetchaburi, Thailand.
Dieffenbacher to supply another Fine OSB plant to China
Thursday, December 01, 2022 Chinese wood-based panel producer A Beautiful Family Plate Making Co Ltd (BFP) has ordered a Fine OSB plant from Dieffenbacher for its plant in Guangxi, China.
Importers and buyers of birch ply warned about circumventing ban on Russian wood
Monday, August 08, 2022 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has warned importers and buyers of birch plywood to ensure they don’t fall foul of sanctions on Russian wood, after it emerged that product containing Russian birch is being traded illegally through alternative trade channels.
Vietnam’s Mekong Wood orders full MDF line from Siempelkamp
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 The Vietnamese Mekong Wood MDF Joint Stock Company has placed an order for a complete MDF plant with Siempelkamp.
UK birch plywood impacted by Russia trade sanctions
Saturday, May 14, 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.
TDUK advises against Russia and Belarus trading
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Timber Development UK (TDUK) is advising members to cease trading with Russia and Belarus if they have not done so already.
Vietnam’s Kim Tin Group orders two MDF plants from Dieffenbacher
Friday, February 25, 2022 Dieffenbacher is to deliver two MDF plants to Vietnam, with a combined capacity of one million cubic meters per year.
First Desert Board branded date palm OSB produced by Al Talah
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Al Talah Board from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has produced its first “Desert Board” branded OSB products made using recycled date palm tree waste.
Wanhua orders two more production lines from Dieffenbacher
Friday, December 10, 2021 Chinese wood and straw-based panel manufacturer Wanhua Ecoboard has ordered two more lines from Dieffenbacher that will enable it to begin producing straw-based Supermechanical Strength Particleboard (Super PB) in 2023.
Dongwha’s new Hanoi plant’s speedy start-up
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Wood-based panels equipment supplier Siempelkamp says its customer Dongwha’s new plant in Hanoi, Vietnam is already producing 20% above the output guaranteed in the contract.
CenturyPly revenues recovering from pandemic
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Leading India plywood manufacturer has told the Times of India that it hopes to return to pre-pandemic revenue levels in July.
Shandong Huan GE Decoration produces first ultra-thin MDF board at Linyi
Monday, July 19, 2021 Chinese MDF producer Shandong Huan Ge Decoration Co Ltd has produced its first board at the new ultra-thin MDF plant in Linyi, Shandong Province.
CenturyPly discusses proposal for additional MDF facility
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Indian wood-based panels producer CenturyPly has released details on a proposal to establish a further MDF manufacturing facility.
India’s Merino Industries orders particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 One of India’s largest laminates manufacturers Merino Industries Ltd is to start particleboard production after ordering a new particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher.
Metro signs contract for its fourth particleboard plant
Monday, June 07, 2021 Metro Ply Group and Siempelkamp have signed a contract for the supply of a new particleboard plant with Generation 9 ContiRoll in the 8ft x 40.4m format to the Metro site in Surat Thani.
Uvadrev-Holding orders second particleboard plant from Siempelkamp
Monday, February 22, 2021 Russian wood-based panels manufacturer Uvadrev-Holding has placed an order with Siempelkamp for a new particleboard plant.

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