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Deurotech Group wins further orders in Latin America
08 February, 2024
The Deurotech Group has furthered its supply track record in Latin America by winning latest orders from Arauco Group for impregnation and resin production equipment.
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Masisa opts for EVOsteam at Carbero plant in Chile
Friday, September 22, 2023 Masisa SA has commissioned an EVOsteam steam preheating system from Dieffenbacher at its particleboard plant in Cabrero, Chile.
Slide in Brazil exports of wood products
Monday, August 14, 2023 Brazilian exports of wood-based products slid 39% in June 2023 compared to the same month a year earlier, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest bulletin.
Lumin plywood brand to build third plywood plant in Uruguay
Friday, February 10, 2023 Sustainable plantation-based plywood brand Lumin is to invest US$136m in a new plywood mill in Uruguay to expand production capacity to nearly 500,000m3.
Dexco Q3 earnings show resilience despite downturn
Thursday, October 27, 2022 Brazilian wood-based panels manufacturer Dexco (formerly known as Duratex) showed resilience in its Q3 earnings, despite a downturn from a year ago.
Dexco posts Q2 results
Monday, August 22, 2022 Brazilian wood-based panels manufacturer Dexco (formerly known as Duratex) saw its wood division reported a dip in earnings and production volumes in Q2, compared to a year ago.
Berneck orders the world’s largest drum dryer from Dieffenbacher
Friday, June 24, 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.
Eucatex posts 55% increase in EBITDA for full year 2021
Friday, May 13, 2022 Brazilian wood-based panels producer Eucatex has reported a large boost in annual revenues and profits.
Dexco records best-ever performance
Sunday, February 13, 2022 Brazilian wood-based panels manufacturer Dexco (formerly known as Duratex) has recorded the best annual financial results in its history.
Duratex announces name change and investment plan
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 South American panel producer Duratex has announced a change of its corporate brand to “Dexco”.
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.
Panels giant Arauco to acquire Masisa Mexico assets
Thursday, December 21, 2017 South America based wood-based panel giant Arauco is to buy Masisa’s Mexican mills in a US$245m deal.

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