• Panels
  • March 30, 2017 11:29

MMFA adds four new members

The Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, based in Bielefeld, Germany, has welcomed four new members to its extensive network... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 29, 2017 16:44

US: EPA to postpone formaldehyde regulation

EPA has recently issued a notice specifying its intention to delay the effective date of five EPA regulations, including the formaldehyde regulation, to May... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 29, 2017 07:11

Armstrong Flooring's sales reached $271.7 million in 4Q/2016

In the 4Q 2016, Armstrong Flooring's net sales were $271.7 million compared to $280.1 million in the 4Q 2015, as a result of declines in both Resilient and Wood segment net sales. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, net sales were down 2.8%, compared to the prior year quarter.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2017 14:36

France: Auction sale of Homatherm following bankruptcy

The auction includes panel manufacturing lines, handling equipment and utilities...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2017 12:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 12, 2017

While lagging the pace of the February run, trading in framing lumber picked up, giving mills enough business to extend order files and raise prices. Trading in Southern Pine, a laggard in recent weeks compared to other species, kicked into a higher gear.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 24, 2017 14:57

Moody's upgrades Pfleiderer Group's CFR to Ba3

The rating agency Moody's upgraded Pfleiderer Group's corporate family rating (CFR) from "B1" to "Ba3". The outlook on Pfleiderer Group S.A. has been changed to stable from positive... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • March 24, 2017 14:50

Estonia: Price increase for Birch veneer logs beginning 2017

In January 2017 the log prices in Estonia have shown only minor changes. An exeption are birch veneer logs, which price increased by more than 10% from ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 22, 2017 09:38

MMFA reports solid demand for modular multilayer flooring

The market success of modular multilayer flooring has resulted in an increase in membership for the MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, Bielefeld. As of 1 January 2017, it has a total of 40 European producers, suppliers and institutes working together towards the worldwide implementation of high quality standards for these innovative products. The MMFA anticipates that the recently-formed North American MFA Association will provide positive impetus for the interests of the industry.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 14:29

Mohawk to close wood flooring plant in West Virginia

US flooring giant Mohawk Industries will permanently close its manufacturing plant in Holden, West Virginia on May 6 - laying off the plant's 111 employees. The company cited a reduced solid wood flooring market and a desire to consolidate operations as reasons for the closing. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 09:31

Brazil: Furniture industries react strongly to plywood price hike

The Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (Movergs) and the Bento Gonçalves Furniture Industry Union (Sindmóveis) jointly issued a statement denying support for the recent plywood price increases announced by manufacturers... [more...]

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