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  • March 19, 2015 14:01

How can a flatline become a growth line? – The wood panel and decorative surfacing industry at crossroads

The European wood-based panel and decorative surfacing value chain is highly complex with a large number of players, different business models and levels of profitability. Although there are a number of exceptions, the industry as a whole is not as profitable as tobacco or pharmaceutical industries, to name only a few... [more...]

  • March 20, 2015 11:08

EGGER presents surface and product innovations at Interzum

EGGER has many ideas to show at Interzum, from 5th to 8th May 2015 in Cologne. At the 600 m2 exhibition stand, the manufacturer of wood-based materials presents a host of new product innovations in the area of surfaces... [more...]

  • March 19, 2015 11:00

Oak prices up in France

In the first quarter of 2015, oak wood is still kept on the trot in France. Trading activity of sawmills and timber procurers seems to be even more dynamic than in late 2014. Public auctions, currently taking place in Eastern France prove the above mentioned statement. There’s the minimum quantity of the outstanding goods, and demand outreaches supply (up to 20 bids for each attractive lot)... [more...]

  • March 19, 2015 10:30

Russia: Forestry sector affected by political factors in 2014

Though not directly connected to the world of politics, the forest sector gets strongly influenced by the aftermath of some major political events. Mentioning the year 2014 and Russia in the same context inevitably brings up Ukraine, western sanctions against Russia and the ruble devaluation. Indeed, for Russia last year introduced various changes to a number of fields. Thus, among others forest sector was affected by two interconnected factors: crashing of the Russian ruble and plummeting of oil prices...... [more...]

  • March 23, 2015 09:04

Bulgarian companies threaten to protest against ban on log exports

About 800 companies operating in the timber harvesting sector in Bulgaria threaten to protest against a ban of exports... [more...]

  • March 20, 2015 08:55

SCA Timber constructs painting facility at Tunadal

To meet increasing demand for surface-treated exterior cladding, SCA plans to build a new painting facility in Tunadal, Sweden which is expected to be operational in June... [more...]

  • March 20, 2015 12:01

Central/West Africa: Market prices close to a turning point

West African producers note the quiet market conditions and general absence of buyers but say this has not led to an across the board weakening of prices although the downward pressure on prices for sipo and sapele sawnwood continues... [more...]

  • March 20, 2015 07:31

Rise in European laminate flooring exports

Total laminate flooring sales in Eastern Europe increased by 7% to 110 million sq.m in 2014. Sales in Russia grew by almost 13% to 27 million sq.m. in spite of the political situation and adverse exchange rate trend... [more...]

  • March 25, 2015 13:01

Forestry and wood-based energy highlights at LIGNA 2015

This year’s LIGNA will be staged from 11 to 15 May in Hannover, Germany. LIGNA is the world’s premier trade show for providers of plant and machinery for primary and secondary wood processing and woodworking. It has a unique format in that it spans the entire wood value chain, from forestry and forestry technology, right through to wood processing, woodworking and wood bioenergy. Another standout feature is LIGNA’s high level of international participation, with more than 50 percent of the exhibitor pool coming from beyond Germany... [more...]

  • March 20, 2015 15:01

Siempelkamp to deliver equipment for particleboard plant in Italy

In February 2015 Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH in Krefeld received an order from the particleboard manufacturer SAIB S.p.A., Italy.... [more...]

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