• Sawmilling
  • April 15, 2021 16:49

Wood4Bauhaus Virtual Conference demonstrated wood construction expertise

Last week, more than 1200 participants came together for the Wood4Bauhaus Virtual Conference and received, in addition to an overview of the political visions and intentions in relation to the Europe-wide initiative for sustainable building, information on current projects and products and were... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 15, 2021 11:28

Garnica will open its next factory in the French region of Champagne in 2022

Garnica has started work on the construction of its seventh plant, which will be built according to the “smart factory” model, in the Parc du Grand Troyes (France). ..... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 12, 2021 11:06

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR successfully hosted its 23rd edition, 24-26 of March 2021

Right before the end of March 2021, Asia’s Hub for Flooring, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, opened its doors to 1,000 exhibitors and 67,918 onsite attendees, reigniting confidence that...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 08, 2021 10:37

SE Asian plywood manufacturers at 50% production

While Chinese hardwood plywood suppliers are reported to have generally returned to pre-pandemic production levels, some manufacturers in Indonesia and Malaysia ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 07, 2021 13:24

Nile Wood places follow-up order with Dieffenbacher

Nile Wood, the wood-based panels company founded by Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH), has ordered from Dieffenbacher a wood chip-cleaning line to complement the MDF plant it ordered...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 06, 2021 10:24

European companies' plywood margins are good, but supply a struggle

The good news from the majority of European hardwood plywood importers interviewed March 2021 was that they were making money. They reported demand ranging from firm to booming across the market, from the construction and DIY sector to merchants and furniture makers...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 30, 2021 13:23

Management changes at EPF

At its General Assembly held on 24 March 2021 by videoconference, the European Wood-Based Panels Federation (EPF) unanimously elected Mr Martin Brettenthaler, CEO of SWISS KRONO Group and Mr Tobias Schindler, CSO of Steico SE...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 30, 2021 12:40

Chinese Patent Office confirms Unilin's click patent validity

Unilin's patent CN 101023230 was validated in a 13-page statement issued by China's National Intellectual Property Agency (“CNIPA”) on March 24...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 29, 2021 11:21

FINSA to install Dieffenbacher glue-saving technology

FINSA is purchasing four glue-saving systems from German machine and plant manufacturer DIEFFENBACHER for two production lines in Nelas, Portugal...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 26, 2021 14:51

Germany: Douglas fir log prices continue to rise

The German producer prices for Douglas fir gained momentum during their upward trend in January 2021. On average, the index rose slightly more than December 2020 by 1.4% to a level of 64.7 points. B quality gained momentum (+1.9% to 73.9 points), especially in the 3 m length, which... [more...]

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