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  • February 12, 2016 15:20

U.S.: Cabinet market annual growth forecast to rise sharply

Demand for cabinets is forecast to rise 6.3% per year to 2019, according to a Freedonia market research report published in January 2016. The value of the cabinet market in 2019 is estimated at US$17.3 billion... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 11, 2016 09:01

Sharp increase in EU imports of tropical LVL, mouldings and flooring

European imports of all major tropical wood products increased in the first eleven months of 2015. There was particularly strong growth in the value of EU imports of tropical joinery products (mainly LVL) which increased 27.2% to euro 237.2 million, together with mouldings/decking which increased 25.3% to euro 228.1 million. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 10, 2016 10:32

KKR buys 50% stake in Välinge

KKR, a global investor, has announced the signing of three agreements to ultimately acquire a combined 50% stake in Välinge, a Swedish industrial R&D company founded and owned by the Pervan family. Through the agreements, KKR will acquire the two 20% stakes of the current minority owners, Kronospan and Swiss Krono Group... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 10, 2016 09:18

Sharp increase in EU imports of tropical LVL, mouldings and flooring

European imports of tropical timber showed healthy growth between January and November of last year, with total value rising 15% to euro 2.059bn (2014: euro 1.788bn). The first quarter of 2015 was particularly strong, with an increase of 20.5% over the still relatively weak first three months of 2014. After a dip in summer 2015, imports picked up again between September and November last year... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 09, 2016 12:23

Södra has sold SödraSmart technology to Smartax AB

Södra has sold production technology of wall systems SödraSmart to Smartax AB. Smartax AB takes over the production and sale of SödraSmart from March 1, 2016. Smartax will continue working on developing SödraSmart to meet market needs... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 03, 2016 15:35

FEP sees signs of recovery for the European parquet market

After a year in which the consumption figures of the European Parquet Industry contracted by more than 6%, the first estimates for 2015 paint a more optimistic picture... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 02, 2016 10:15

Domotex 2016: FN Neuhofer Holz is once again winning over clients with innovations

Already well-known for its innovative strength and unusual marketing, the Austrian family firm FN Neuhofer Holz was once again able to win over clients at this year’s Domotex (16 - 19 January 2016) in Hanover. The new products and ranges ...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 01, 2016 09:28

Housing starts in Japan fall in December

Housing starts in Japan unexpectedly fell in December 2015, after a steady increase in November... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 01, 2016 07:24

Schweighofer started to import lumber from Germany for its Radauti plant in Romania

The forestry crisis that the Romanian wood industry is facing now had affected Holzindustrue Schweighofer too. The Austrian company is now importing lumber from Germany for its factory in Radauti. 4 trainloads of lumber that are now on the way to Radauti from Germany will be used for glulam production... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 29, 2016 09:01

Uncertain markets in N. Africa affected Setra's earnings in 2015

For the full year 2015, the Swedish wood products group Setra reported a decrease in operating profit by 76%... [more...]

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