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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.
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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.
Andritz to supply world’s largest chip washing and pressurized refining system to China
Thursday, February 04, 2021 Andritz has received an order from Guangxi Chongzuo Lelin Forestry Development Co Ltd to supply a chip washing system and pressurized refining system for its MDF production line near Chongzuo in Guangxi province, China.
WBPI launches Virtual Views event for panels industry
Monday, November 09, 2020 WBPI will be holding a virtual event on February 16, 2021 to look at how the international wood-based panels industry has adapted to the current pandemic and look at movements in furniture trends.
Siempelkamp signs new particleboard production line order in China
Friday, October 02, 2020 Guangxi Xiangsheng Household Materials Technology Co Ltd has signed an order with Siempelkamp for the supply of a new 300,000m3 capacity particleboard line.
Segezha continues to invest in plywood operations
Friday, April 24, 2020 Leading Russian forest product group Segezha Group is continuing to invest in its plywood operations and increase output.
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.
Japan’s plywood imports fall as domestic production grows
Friday, April 03, 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.
Andritz to supply largest pressurised refining system to China
Monday, March 16, 2020 International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Guangxi Guoxu Group to supply a pressurised refining system, including an S2064M refiner, for their MDF production line.
Coronavirus having widespread effect on timber industry
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Timber distributors may be forced to draw up contingency plans for shipments. Major shows and events are being postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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