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  • Panels
  • May 06, 2016 14:05

Välinge signs license agreements for Extended Patent Protection on LVT and WPC flooring products

Välinge has signed several license agreements with manufacturers of WPC and LVT floorings, thereby extending their IP protection through cross-licenses and non-assertion undertakings... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 06, 2016 12:05

US: Rise in demand expected for decorative laminates

Demand for decorative laminates in the US is forecast to increase 2.5 percent per year to 11.6 billion square feet in 2020, valued at $6.8 billion. Growth in the production of building components(e.g., cabinets and wall panels), as well as in related products (e.g., furniture), and the continued use of engineered wood in the manufacture of many of these items will pose opportunities for decorative laminates. Advances in building construction activity and greater credit availability are driving demand for building components and related products, while low domestic energy costsand increasing wages in traditionally low wage countries are allowing US-manufactured goods to be more cost-competitive with imports... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 06, 2016 11:02

Fire at Norbord mill in Alberta

Norbord Inc. reported that it has experienced a fire at its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta. In the afternoon of May 4th, a fire broke out in the mill yard which, as a result of the hot, dry, windy weather conditions in northern Alberta, quickly spread to the log storage area outside the plant... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 05, 2016 10:03

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 17, 2016

Last week's ales of framing lumber in US varied among species and producing regions. The cash market in Western S-P-F got a shot in the arm from strength in futures, and transportation hang-ups related to a rail trestle in Alberta that was destroyed by fire. Eastern S-P-F producers also caught the wave of increased activity. Elsewhere, trading was mixed, with the pace slowing in Southern Pine and trading in western species described as a grind. All told, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $4... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 03, 2016 10:51

Vietnam and EU agree on timber legality

Vietnam and the European Union have agreed that the Timber Legality Assurance System of Vietnam (VNTLAS) will be applied to wood and wood products exported to the EU, and also to other countries, as well as the ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 02, 2016 11:41

Global WPC Market to Reach US$5.39 bn by 2019

The global wood-plastic composites (WPC) market was valued at USD 2.64 billion in 2012 and is anticipated to reach USD 5.39 billion in 2019, expanding at a CAGR of 10.8% between 2013 and 2019. The growth trajectory exhibited by the wood plastic composites market over ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 28, 2016 15:15

CenturyPly to build large MDF plant in India

Century Plyboards Ltd, the largest Indian manufacturer that sells plywood and decorative veneers, has recently announced that they will set up a medium density fibreboards manufacturing unit in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. This will be Century Ply’s first attempt into the MDF industry... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 26, 2016 09:03

North American structural panel production up 3.1%

North American structural panel production and apparent consumption increased by 3.1% and 3.4% in the Q1 of 2016, compared to the Q4 of 2015... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 25, 2016 14:44

Malaysian plywood producer cuts deliveries to Japan

Shing Yang, the largest Malaysian plywood manufacturer for Japan, decided to stop its sales of panels, like concrete forming, for the moment. The reason for this decision is to restore its decreasing market in Japan... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 25, 2016 11:25

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 16, 2016

Price trends in US framing lumber were mixed last week. Southern Pine was the primary exception to a wider weakening trend. A number of SYP mills were off the market as they caught up on late shipments. Torrential rains and floods preoccupied traders in East Texas, but other key markets picked up the slack. In other species, trading was generally liquid, but producers usually had to trim prices to entice buyers.... [more...]

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