• Panels
  • July 25, 2016 13:05

Decline in US hardwood plywood imports continues

US hardwood plywood imports were down 1% in April, the fourth consecutive month-on-month decline. A total of 211,096 cu.m. were imported in April, worth US$122.1 million. Year-to-date import volumes remain slightly higher (+1%) than in April 2015, but the value of year-to date plywood imports decreased 7% compared to 2015... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 25, 2016 09:23

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 29, 2016

Prices of framing lumber continued to strengthen amid steady consumption across the continent. A third consecutive week of price appreciation surprised some traders who had anticipated a mid-summer lull. But despite summer heat that beat down activity in the Midwest and Southeast, supplies overall flowed smoothly through the pipeline... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 22, 2016 13:32

Russia: plywood and pulp exports up in January-May 2016

By far the most popular Russian woodworking industry product – plywood – keeps on gaining interest of the international market members. Export volumes, of both Russian plywood and pulp continue their growth... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 20, 2016 14:40

Siempelkamp supplies particleboard plant to Polish furniture manufacturer

Fabryki Mebli “Forte” S.A., one of the largest European furniture manufacturers, is expanding its product portfolio in the area of self-assembly furniture. The required wood-based material panels will be produced on a Siempelkamp press... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 19, 2016 09:34

Välinge signs a new license agreement with Graboplast

Hungarian parquet and vinyl flooring producer Graboplast has signed a new license agreement with Välinge... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 18, 2016 12:39

Swiss Krono Group starts OSB production in Vásárosnamény, Hungary

After nine months of construction, the Swiss Krono Group has put into operation its new plant in Vásárosnamény, Hungary. The first OSB board was already produced in June.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 18, 2016 09:25

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 28, 2016

Sales of framing lumber were stronger than expected for many traders who came into the week wary of a post-Fourth of July lull. Buyers in all regions steadily covered needs, including the South where heat and humidity failed to stifle demand for replacement purchases. An annual industry get-together in Idaho pulled a number of traders out of their offices late in the week. All told, upticks in key prices pushed the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price up $3 for the week to $352... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 17, 2016 08:39

Innovations4Flooring wins court case against Unilin

Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has won a court case against the Unilin group. This concerns an invalidation action against the Dutch part of I4F’s European Patent EP 2 440 724... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 15, 2016 11:49

UK timber and panel imports up 5%

In the first four months of 2016, the volume of imports was 5% higher compared to the same period of 2015, mainly due to an increase in the imports of panel products. Major growth sectors included Brazil - which saw a 31% growth in volume of softwood plywood exported to the UK compared to 2015 - and Indonesia which increased its export of hardwood plywood by 53% in volume... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 15, 2016 10:34

Turkish Kastamonu shipped the first consignment of its Alabuga site goods to Iran

Turkish Kastamonu shipped the first consignment of goods manufactured at its Alabuga site (Tatarstan, Russia) to Iran... [more...]

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