• Panels
  • May 24, 2016 13:42

Unilin wins patent lawsuit against Californian importers

Unilin was recently awarded a $1.17 million judgment in compensation for the patent infringement of Granada Kitchen & Floor, LLC, Granada Wood & Cabinets, Inc. and NSL Trading Corporation's past imports and sales of approximately 600,000 m2 of glueless laminate laminate flooring products that infringed on Unilin patents... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 24, 2016 10:00

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 20, 2016

Price trends of the previous two weeks persisted, with Canadian S-P-F and western species strengthening and Southern Pine weakening. Sales overall tapered from the pace of recent weeks, and a larger degree of caution was noted by many traders in the week’s latter half. Nonetheless, most producers were fortified with solid order files — some extending to or even through mid-June. Any notion that producers outside the Southern Pine region were growing vulnerable was widely dismissed... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 24, 2016 09:09

Norbord resumes production in High Level, Alberta OSB mill

Norbord Inc. announced that over the weekend its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta resumed production announced that its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta resumed production over the weekend... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 19, 2016 14:19

Continued stable profitability for Kährs Group in Q1/2016

In the first quarter of 2016, net sales of the Kährs Group totalled SEK 695 million (687), an increase of 1 percent compared with the same period in 2015. Good growth in the Group's Europe segment offset the weaker trend in the Resilient Global segment for the quarter.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 19, 2016 12:00

Linden Lumber to сlose its hardwood flooring division

Linden Lumber, LLC is closing its hardwood flooring division effective May 17. As a result, its work force will be reduced by 37 employees... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 18, 2016 16:01

Meiken Lamwood Corporation built the first CLT production plant in Japan

The Japanese laminated lumber manufacturer Meiken Lamwood Corporation (Okayama prefecture) has completed construction of CLT production plant, which is the first CLT production plant in Japan... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 18, 2016 14:35

Growth prospects for the German woodworking machinery industry in 2016

The German manufacturers of woodworking machinery have completed 2015 with a production increase of 6.5% and a value of EUR 2.8 billion. For 2016, VDMA (The German Engineering Federation) expects a further production increase of up to 5%... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 16, 2016 10:42

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 19, 2016

With one major exception, trading in US framing lumber species was steady to active. Western and Eastern S-P-F set the pace with double-digit gains in the narrows of random dimension and studs. In the West, green Douglas Fir caught a wave of demand, while sales of dry framing picked up and posted at least modest gains. The major exception was Southern Pine; prices were vulnerable... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 16, 2016 08:28

CE Marking for Brazilian MDF

ABIMCI (Brazilian Association of MechanicallyProcessed Timber Industry) has expanded the scope of its CE certification scheme to certify companies that are seeking to export MDF panels to markets in Europe... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 13, 2016 15:01

Laminates on top of the European flooring market

While the market for real wood flooring recovered some lost ground in 2015, data published by the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) association highlight the scale of the challenge from laminate flooring. Members of the EPLF association sold 452 million m2 of laminate flooring last year, around 333 million m2 of which was in Europe, over four times the volume of real wood flooring consumption in the region... [more...]

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