• Panels
  • October 20, 2017 13:44

Forbo has been fined 75 million euros

The anti-trust proceedings targeting leading flooring systems manufacturers in France, among others Forbo, which has been ongoing since 2013, has been concluded. The one-time costs that will incur for Forbo ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 20, 2017 12:12

French competition authority imposes penalty of 302 million euros against flooring producers

The French competition authority (The Autorité) has imposed sanctions totalling €302 million on the three leading manufacturers of PVC and linoleum floor covering, as a penalty for price fixing among other pratices. Acting on information submitted by the ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 20, 2017 11:29

Japanese plywood market heads towards stability

Japan’s plywood sector has a tumultuous history marked by price fluctuations and trade imbalance. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 20, 2017 10:57

Tarkett has to pay fine of 165 million Euro

Tarkett takes note of the French Competition Authority’s decision to fine several manufacturers of resilient floor coverings operating in the French market. The procedure follows an investigation that started in March 2013 concerning former practices that began ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 19, 2017 10:33

Brazilian wood panel and laminate flooring output

In 2016, Brazilian production of reconstituted woodbased panels dropped 2.4% compared to 2015, ending the year at 7.3 million cu.m. Production of MDF/HDF and HB fell 8.8% and 8.9%... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 18, 2017 07:43

Russia: plywood exports down, their value up in Jan-Aug '17

In January-August 2017, Russian plywood exports went down in volume terms over the respective period of the last year... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 17, 2017 08:48

LP acquires International Barrier Technology Inc.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation this week finalized the acquisition of International Barrier Technology Inc., the Watkins, Minn.-based company that manufactures... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 17, 2017 08:11

Arauco signs JV agreement with Belgian Etex Group

Arauco and Etex signed a partnership agreement to improve habitability and sustainability in construction with innovations in the development of dry construction solutions with wood for the home, building and remodeling markets... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 16, 2017 15:09

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 40, 2017

The recent surge in demand for framing lumber gave way to a modestly slower sales pace. Even so, many dry framing prices continued to climb, although in smaller increments.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 13, 2017 07:50

DOMOTEX 2018 to bring an array of new highlights and features

DOMOTEX 2018 will sport an extensive line-up of new features with a new exhibition layout and hall restructuring that will make it a lot easier for visitors to navigate the show.... [more...]

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