• Market Prices
  • May 22, 2017 10:05

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 20, 2017

Buyers of framing lumber re-emerged after weeks on the sidelines. Producers of various species seeking trading levels over the past several weeks finally hit values that drew in reluctant customers. Western S-P-F and Southern Pine mills in particular were aggressive in lowering prices to entice sales, which picked up most noticeably on Wednesday. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 19, 2017 13:36

Mohawk reported 2% higher sales for 1Q 2017

Mohawk Industries, Inc. reported 1Q 2017 record net earnings of $201 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.68, a 16.5% increase versus prior year.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 19, 2017 05:07

LIGNA ready for business

LIGNA – the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industries – opens in just a few days. From 22 to 26 May, 1,500 exhibitors from 49 nations will use the show to present a wealth of amazing innovations... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 17, 2017 15:18

LIGNA Trendspots - No. 3

Vertical sawing is about much more than simply getting a clean cut through wood-based materials. The portfolio that Striebig AG is showcasing at LIGNA 2017 centers on the theme of "diversity", featuring both customized solutions and new product innovations... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 17, 2017 12:47

Kastamonu acquires Italian Gruppo Trombini

Turkish Kastamonu Entegre has acquired Italian Gruppo Trombini in May. This acquisition along with its last investment, places Kastamonu Entegre’s foreign investments to be more than EU800 million... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 15, 2017 10:49

LIGNA Trendspots - No. 2

The Turkish ON-IS MAK Group has decades of experience in manufacturing vacuum presses and thermoforming machines under the brand name Ribex Vacuum Technology. At LIGNA 2017, it is unveiling one of its latest products, the new Ribex Roco Thermoforming Machine.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 15, 2017 09:20

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 19, 2017

Sales of framing lumber were muted amid a lingering standoff in Canadian S-P-F and a steep pullback in Southern Pine. In the West, most prices held to recent ranges, but soft spots were evident, particularly in wide dimension.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 12, 2017 08:10

India: SME plymills prepare for impact of GST on competiveness

Indian millers report supplies of logs and veneers are improving. Mills in Northern India are ramping up production and the latest from the mills in the south of the country is that they are expanding production ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 12, 2017 07:47

Russia: plywood exports up in Q1 2017

In January-March 2017, Russian plywood exports increased both in volume and value terms, indicate the statistics ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 10, 2017 10:26

Parquet: FEP confirms general market improvement

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 27 April 2017 and discussed amongst others both the parquet situation and recent economic indicators on the European market. In general, the parquet business seems to experience a moderate ...... [more...]

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