• Panels
  • May 29, 2017 10:44

TTF agrees to mandatory 3rd party plywood testing

At a recent meeting, the National Panel Products Division of the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) unanimously agreed a requirement for third party species testing and third party product performance testing for all panels placed on the market from outside the EU... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 29, 2017 10:02

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 21, 2017

Softwood lumber trading was uneven, and traders’ outlooks uncertain, heading into the holiday weekend in the U.S. Southern Pine mills reported a firmer tone to the market after heavy discounting in previous weeks... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 26, 2017 12:32

Latvijas Finieris registered the best sales result in company history

In 2016 Latvijas Finieris Group reached a turnover of 213.4 million euros (9% increase against 2015) and sold 260 000 m3 of birch plywood and this is the best sales result in company history... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 26, 2017 09:12

Particleboard dominated Chinese wood-based panel imports

China’s wood-based panel imports in 2016 were 1.4 million cubic metres valued at US$450 million, a year on year increase of 31% in volume and a 21% increase in value.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 26, 2017 07:54

European okoumé plywood consumption falls 35%

The data gathered shows that EU consumption of okoumé plywood ranged from 175,600 cu.m to 189,000 cu.m per year in the period 2012 to 2015, a substantial decline from around 290,000 cu.m during the EU’s previous review in 2008-2009... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 25, 2017 10:14

Louisiana-Pacific appoints new CEO

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brad Southern to succeed Curt Stevens as the CEO of LP effective July 1, 2017... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 23, 2017 10:10

Higher US plywood imports

US hardwood plywood imports declined in February after two consecutive months of growth. February imports decreased 9% to 313,168 cu.m. worth US$168.7 million.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 23, 2017 06:17

Schattdecor invests EUR 120 million its international locations

By the end of 2018 Schattdecor will invest about 120 million Euros in the development of its current locations. With this, Schattdecor is implementing the largest investment program in the company’s history... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 22, 2017 10:05

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 20, 2017

Buyers of framing lumber re-emerged after weeks on the sidelines. Producers of various species seeking trading levels over the past several weeks finally hit values that drew in reluctant customers. Western S-P-F and Southern Pine mills in particular were aggressive in lowering prices to entice sales, which picked up most noticeably on Wednesday. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 19, 2017 13:36

Mohawk reported 2% higher sales for 1Q 2017

Mohawk Industries, Inc. reported 1Q 2017 record net earnings of $201 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.68, a 16.5% increase versus prior year.... [more...]

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