• Panels
  • September 30, 2016 12:25

China and Brazil dominate supply of plywood to the UK

China and Brazil dominate the supply of plywood to the UK, accounting for around three-quarters of the total volume from non-EU countries... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 28, 2016 10:02

Prices for Chinese plywood decline in international markets

China’s plywood exports totalled 5.52 million cubic metres, valued at US$2,610 million in the first half of 2016, much the same volume as in the first half of 2015 but the average unit price for exported plywood in the first half of 2016 was US$473 per cubic metre, a year on year decline of 6%... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 27, 2016 12:28

Siempelkamp received a large-scale order from Swiss Krono Group

Siempelkamp received the largest order in its history to date from SWISS KRONO SC, LLC. The latter commissioned a complete plant for the production of MDF/HDF in September. The scope of supply covers the entire service range of the Krefeld plant specialist for the wood-based materials industry... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 27, 2016 12:20

Weinig acquires 100% of GreCon

At its meeting of September 16 in Tauberbischofsheim, the supervisory board of Michael Weinig AG made a decision to acquire the outstanding shares in Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG. The technology leader for machines and systems for solid wood processing had already acquired 60 percent of the company in 1998... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • September 26, 2016 13:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 37, 2016

A more bullish tone to the framing lumber market was apparent in some species, but less so in others. Trading was most active in Southern Pine and Canadian S-P-F, especially Wednesday and Thursday as the futures board rallied to a premium to cash. In all markets, traders weighed myriad factors that could tip the balance one way or another... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 20, 2016 08:57

European laminate flooring sales increase in H1/2016

In 2015, worldwide sales of 452 million m² of European-produced laminate flooring (467 million m2 in 2014) had been reported by the 20 Ordinary Members of the EPLF ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 19, 2016 13:05

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 36, 2016

Some framing lumber markets were more active in mid-September, while others quieted in a mixed week of trading. Southern Pine prices pulled out of a four-week tailspin, at least in the narrow widths. In contrast, prices weakened in Western and Eastern S-P-F, while trends were mostly flat in western species... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 07, 2016 15:21

Brazil: July wood products export performance

In July 2016, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) fell marginally compared to levels in July 2015, from US$237.4 million to US$ 237.0 million... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 07, 2016 11:35

Kährs Group signs agreement with global flooring company

Kährs Group, a world-leading Swedish manufacturer of wood flooring and PVC-free resilient flooring has signed an agreement worth around ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 05, 2016 13:25

Tafisa Canada expands its production capacity with new TFL press line

Tafisa Canada has recently expanded its capacity. The company started its 5th TFL (thermally fused laminate) press line for the production of two-sided embossed and in-register textured composite panels in 4-foot by 8-foot and 5-foot by 9-foot sizes... [more...]

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