• Panels
  • July 29, 2016 14:49

Swiss Krono broke ground for $230 million HDF mill and laminate expansion in Barnwell, S.C.

Swiss Krono Group, one of the world’s leading producers of laminate flooring, and its American subsidiary, Swiss Krono SC, LLC, held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 13, 2016, for its $230 million high-density fiberboard (HDF) mill and laminate flooring production expansion... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 27, 2016 11:46

Barlinek might invest in Russia

The Polish parquet manufacturer Barlinek apparently wants to invest in the Russian region of Kostroma, northeast of Moscow... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 26, 2016 13:37

Huge interest in Swedish wood at Chinese furniture fair

Having been active for many years in China’s east coast cities such as Shanghai and Guangzhou, the industry organisation Swedish Wood has now taken part in a furniture fair in the inland city of Chengdu, in Western China... [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...]

  • Interior
  • July 22, 2016 09:14

Turkish ADO-Group expands with Välinge locking system

Välinge has entered a license agreement with Turkish producer ADO-Group. The new agreement entitles ADO-Group to implement locking technology from Välinge in the company's first range of LVT flooring products... [more...]

  • Interior
  • July 21, 2016 09:21

Bolivia’s new import regulations disadvantage Brazilian furniture exporters

The Bolivian government has introduced new procedures for imports including wooden furniture. The new law, Supreme Decree No. 2752, comes into force on 1 July 2016. Bolivia is one of the main export markets for Brazil’s wooden furniture and in 2015 wooden furniture manufacturers in Bento Gonçalves exported more than US$1.5 million to Bolivia... [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 15, 2016 01:10

Decline in US wood flooring imports

After two consecutive months of growth, US wood flooring imports declined in April from the previous month. Hardwood flooring imports dropped 5% to US$2.5 million. Imports of assembled flooring panels were US$10.2 million, down 2% from March. Both were down 11% in year-to-date imports compared to April 2015... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 11, 2016 11:03

Woodtech Forum Egypt: Access the Egyptian wood and furniture market!

One of the biggest events for the wood and furniture industry will take place on the 26th and 27th of November in Damietta, Egypt. Medexpo and the Damietta Chamber of Commerce organize ...... [more...]

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