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  • October 24, 2014 12:30

    India: Plywood industry survival at risk due to log supply shortage

    Plywood manufacturers in India are facing huge difficulties in securing logs to maintain production. Recently log imports from Sarawak have increased and this has eased the situation but the steadily rising prices for Sarawak logs are undermining the profitability of Indian plymills. Plywood manufacturers in India are accustomed to using tropical hardwoods for face and core veneers and, until the log export ban by Myanmar... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 15:01

    Major industry players meet at EXPOBOIS 2014

    EXPOBOIS together with the BOBAT news space, the exhibition for all wood transformation processes and uses, will be held from November 17th to 20th 2014, at Paris-Nord Villepinte (Hall 3). The event offers a comprehensive overview of equipment, products and services across six major sectors of the industry: first transformation, second transformation, wood energy, timber, wood furnishings and hardware and accessories. Nearly 300 companies and French and international brands will present their innovations and new products. The presence of large manufacturers in every sector of the show illustrates how well EXPOBOIS represents this market and strengthens is positioning as an essential meeting place for industry professionals in November... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 08:10

    China’s plywood market share in US rises

    US imports of hardwood plywood declined again in July. Imports were 26 5,480 cu.m, down 2% from June. Year-to-date imports were still 9% higher than in July 2013. Hardwood plywood imports from China... [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 16:03

    Siempelkamp: Ten sold wood-based material production plants in 2014

    Including two new orders from Turkish wood-based material manufacturers, Siempelkamp has sold ten wood-based material production plants in 2014 to date. With this result, the machine builder has already reached the total number of orders received during the previous business year... [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 15:13

    North American structural panel output advances through September

    North American structural panel production and apparent consumption were up 2.1% and 3.5%... [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 09:24

    Universal Forest Products posts a 36,5% increase in net earnings

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. last week announced third-quarter 2014 results, including net earnings attributable to controlling interests of $19.2 million, up 36.5 percent over $14.1 million in the third quarter of 2013. Net sales grew to total [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 07:00

    Rising global demand for Chinese plywood

    The international demand for Chinese plywood has improved since the beginning of 2014 according to the latest statistics from China Custom. In the period January to August 2014 China's plywood exports rose 15% to 7.81 million cubic metres, up around one million cubic metres from the same period of 2013. The USA remains the main destination for China's plywood exports... [more...]

  • October 17, 2014 22:26

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 40, 2014

    Prices trends lacked consistency between geographic regions and product groups... [more...]

  • October 15, 2014 15:03

    European imports of plywood from China edge 7% higher

    The decline in EU plywood imports from China recorded last year has been reversed in the first half of 2014. With an overall European positive trend in imports of plywood (+7% in half 1), backed by rising purchases from major suppliers such as Russia (+21%) and Brazil (+9%), China has exported plywood worth... [more...]

  • October 15, 2014 14:18

    Dürr AG acquires HOMAG for €228 million

    Dürr has completed the majority acquisition of HOMAG Group AG, which had been announced on July 15, 2014. Dürr Technologies GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dürr AG, now holds 55.9% of HOMAG’s capital. A sum of € 228.1 million was paid for the acquisition. HOMAG is being fully consolidated within... [more...]