• Sawmilling
  • December 13, 2018 13:47

Several plywood mills in Malaysia and Indonesia forced to stop production

Several plywood mills in Malaysia and Indonesia were forced to stop production due to serious supply shortage, while all mills are in danger by the high log costs and the low sales prices for plywood products in both countries... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 13, 2018 09:32

Välinge to file a lawsuit for patent infringement against Oneflor Europe

Välinge has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against the Belgian entity Oneflor Europe. The lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Mannheim in Germany, asserts unauthorized use of Välinge’s patented technology... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 12, 2018 08:41

EU direct imports of plywood from the tropics decline 7%

The EU imported 238,100 MT of tropical plywood in the first nine months of 2018, 4% less than the same period in 2017. Import value fell 7% to €206.9 million in the same period... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2018 09:05

Rougier to appoint Francis Rougier as Chairman and CEO

During the Board of Directors meeting held on December 6, Mr Jacques Rougier announced that he was standing down from his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 10, 2018 15:40

Bergs Timber re-names UK subsidiary Continental Wood Products

In the spring of 2018, Swedish sawmill company Bergs Timber AB acquired five subsidiaries of Norvik Timber Industries, including British wood wholesaler Continental Wood Products Ltd... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • December 10, 2018 12:35

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 49, 2018

Demand for framing lumber was light. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and concerns about the broader U.S. economy. Order files supported mills in holding to established quotes, but budding softness was evident in most producing regions... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 10, 2018 11:32

Russia: plywood exports 8.5% up in Jan-Oct 2018

In January-October 2018, Russia increased its plywood exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • December 08, 2018 08:05


Dear IHB member, We are pleased to announce you that from the 11th of December 2018, the IHB website ( is merging with This merge will not affect the services proposed to IHB members and visitors. The whole IHB website content is reachable from the site. ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 07, 2018 16:36

European Woodworking sector has to become more attractive

The 2nd Seminar of the Joint European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), EuropeanFederation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and European Wood-based Panels Federation (EPF) European-funded project “Perspectives and challenges of the Woodworking Industries in Europe” took place on the 30th of November 2018 in Lisbon.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 07, 2018 16:26

European Social partners signed agreement on enhanced workplace safety regarding formaldehyde

The European Wood-based Panels Federation (EPF) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), have signed a landmark agreement on enhanced worker protection known as the European Action Guide. The two partners signed the accord within the context of ...... [more...]

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