• Special Reports
  • September 19, 2018 08:25

China – US trade War: List of US wood products that will be tariffed starting Sept 24th

On September 24th China will implement its own tariffs on USD 60 billion of imports from the US. Read further to see the full list of wood products affected and tariff levels... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • September 18, 2018 09:18

Trump decides to ramp up US-China Trade war on Sept 24th

As expected the US will start imposing an additional USD 200 billion of Chinese goods with 10% tariffs starting on Sept 24th. The rate will increase to 25% at the end of the year. China has already promised it will respond with its own tariffs. In this article we explore further the implications of this latest move. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 17, 2018 11:54

Egger in talks with the EIB for Greenfield Chipboard Plant in Poland

Egger Group has started talks with the European Investment Bank (EIB) regarding potential financing for the EGGER Group’s realization of their greenfield advanced wood-based materials manufacturing plant in Biskupiec, Poland. The project is eligible for ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 17, 2018 11:33

Norwegian Forestia introduces particle board subfloors with Välinge locking technology

Norwegian particle board producer Forestia signed a license agreement with Välinge earlier this year and is now launching particle board subfloors with a specially developed version of 2G locking technology by Välinge.​ Norwegian producer Forestia is a leading supplier of ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 13, 2018 15:14

Unilin files infringement action against Windmöller in Düsseldorf, Germany

On September 12, 2018, Unilin filed a court case before the Landgericht Düsseldorf against Windmöller GmbH for infringement of European Patent EP 2 588 311. The infringement action is directed against Windmöller's alleged infringing sales of ...... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • September 13, 2018 09:11

Next step in China - US Trade War on hold for how long?

As the US decides to give another chance to talks with China, the question is not if they will deliver but how long they will delay the next round in tariffs... ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 12, 2018 11:03

Boise Cascade to sell two lumber mills and particleboard operations in Northeast Oregon

Boise Cascade has entered into an agreement with Woodgrain Millwork to sell its northeast Oregon lumber mills in Pilot Rock and La Grande and the particleboard operations in Island City... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 11, 2018 10:01

Russia: plywood exports 9.1% up in Jan-July 2018

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

  • Forestry
  • September 07, 2018 11:36

The German wood industry keeps on growing in H1/2018

The German wood industry is growing for the fifth year in a row. According to Johannes Schwörer, President of the Federation of the German Timber Industry (HDH), the industry recorded a significant increase in sales of 3% to around € 18.2 billion between January and June 2018... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 05, 2018 12:32

Välinge's mother company Pervanovo acquires Croatian veneer producer

To secure the supply of wood veneer with oak veneer, Välinge's mother Pervanovo has bought the Croatian veneer producer Furnir Otok doo from its owner Jozo Jovic. Woodura is a multi-layer flooring based on veneer, wood dust and polymer, which is pressed under high pressure... [more...]

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