• Forestry
  • March 27, 2017 14:36

France: Auction sale of Homatherm following bankruptcy

The auction includes panel manufacturing lines, handling equipment and utilities...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2017 13:02

Revue internationale hebdomadaire de la filière bois (20-24 mars)

Comme chaque semaine, Fordaq vous propose une fenêtre vers l’actualité internationale de la filière bois. Nous avons sélectionné des liens vers les principaux articles en anglais que nous avons publié pendant la semaine.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2017 12:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 12, 2017

While lagging the pace of the February run, trading in framing lumber picked up, giving mills enough business to extend order files and raise prices. Trading in Southern Pine, a laggard in recent weeks compared to other species, kicked into a higher gear.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 24, 2017 14:57

Moody's upgrades Pfleiderer Group's CFR to Ba3

The rating agency Moody's upgraded Pfleiderer Group's corporate family rating (CFR) from "B1" to "Ba3". The outlook on Pfleiderer Group S.A. has been changed to stable from positive... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • March 24, 2017 14:50

Estonia: Price increase for Birch veneer logs beginning 2017

In January 2017 the log prices in Estonia have shown only minor changes. An exeption are birch veneer logs, which price increased by more than 10% from ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 22, 2017 09:38

MMFA reports solid demand for modular multilayer flooring

The market success of modular multilayer flooring has resulted in an increase in membership for the MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, Bielefeld. As of 1 January 2017, it has a total of 40 European producers, suppliers and institutes working together towards the worldwide implementation of high quality standards for these innovative products. The MMFA anticipates that the recently-formed North American MFA Association will provide positive impetus for the interests of the industry.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 14:29

Mohawk to close wood flooring plant in West Virginia

US flooring giant Mohawk Industries will permanently close its manufacturing plant in Holden, West Virginia on May 6 - laying off the plant's 111 employees. The company cited a reduced solid wood flooring market and a desire to consolidate operations as reasons for the closing. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 09:31

Brazil: Furniture industries react strongly to plywood price hike

The Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (Movergs) and the Bento Gonçalves Furniture Industry Union (Sindmóveis) jointly issued a statement denying support for the recent plywood price increases announced by manufacturers... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 08:23

Dieffenbacher to supply particleboard plant for Arauco in Michigan

Chile-based Arauco is investing in the construction of a particle board plant with a planned capacity of 800,000 m³ per year in Grayling, Michigan... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 20, 2017 13:16

South Africa: Rising mill stocks signal weak demand

Rising mill stocks signal weak demand Local analysts report the South African timber market is currently subdued and that this is borne out by the high level of stocks at domestic sawmills... [more...]

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