• Panels
  • March 22, 2019 12:01

Tarkett announces changes in its Executive Management Committee

Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces the evolution of its Executive Management Committee. As announced during the publication of its 2018 results, Tarkett has undertaken a review of its ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 22, 2019 09:27

Tarkett reports higher sales but decreased results

In February French flooring producer Tarkett published their annual financial report for 2018. Tarkett’s net sales amounted to €2,836 million in 2018, representing an organic growth of 2.1% compared with 2017, driven by higher volumes, as well as ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2019 15:32

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco to close LaminatePark plant in Germany

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco announced the intention to cease the operations of their joint venture LaminatePark GmbH & Co. KG., by closing its Eiweiler plant in Germany by the end of 2019. LaminatePark was founded in 2006 and employs 230 people. The company produces ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2019 11:13

Unilin’s IP division filed an IPR petition to invalidate I4F’s recently issued US patent

On March 1, 2019, Flooring Industries Limited SARL (FIL), Unilin’s IP division, filed an Inter Partes Review (IPR) petition with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), challenging the validity of Innovations4Flooring’s US patent ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2019 11:10

I4F files major infringement lawsuit in the United States against Wellmade Performance Flooring and Costco on Golden Arowana® branded products

I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, on 1 March, 2019 announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Wellmade Floor Coverings International, Inc., d/b/a Wellmade Performance Flooring, and ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 20, 2019 08:38

China: Calls to eliminate consumption tax on wood flooring

At a seminar in Nanxun, Zhejiang Province on 26 February 2019 hosted by the China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA), representatives from the Zhejiang Flooring Association and Nanxun District Flooring Association called for the elimination of consumption tax on wooden flooring...... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • March 19, 2019 10:00

Introducing TallyExpress-The revolutionary Lumber Tally App which will change the sawmill industry

TallyExpress - the revolutionary tally app – promises to offer an affordable and accurate solution from your smartphone. Using artificial intelligence and sophisticated computer vision algorithms, TallyExpress allows you to measure bundles in a fast and reliable way, directly on your Android device. With just a photo, TallyExpress recognizes and counts each board individually, calculates their respective widths and computes the total volume in a matter of seconds...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 18, 2019 13:33

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 11, 2019

Framing lumber trading developed a stronger pulse for those serving markets graced with warmer and drier weather. This was the case for western mills active in Southern California and Southern Pine mills selling into the South and the lower half of the Midwest. Winter kept a hold on northern markets...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 13, 2019 08:02

Shifting destinations for EU timber imports

There are significant shifts on-going in destinations for EU imports of timber products. After emerging as by the largest single market in the EU for timber products from outside the bloc between 2011 and 2015, the relative importance of the UK eased a little in the 2016 to 2018 period... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 11, 2019 14:37

Büttner to deliver a second OSB drying line to Norbord's Inverness plant

The Canada-based Norbord OSB-manufacturing company, will be installing a second drying line at its plant in Inverness, Scotland...... [more...]

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