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Arauco to close particleboard line in North Carolina

   Arauco announced it will close its particleboard line in Moncure, North Carolina, effective April 2020.     [...]

“Greta effect” evident at European trade shows in opening weeks of 2020

   The IMM Cologne and the Domotex flooring show in Hamburg were the key events for the European wood [...]

Overview of the Russian plywood market; demand and price evolution

   Russian plywood sales in the domestic market fell on average by 24.5% from 2014 to 2018;  [...]

Finland: Highly probable strikes at sawmills and plywood factories could cause damages of EUR 1 billion

If the strikes threatening the forest industry were to happen, the damage could amount to nearly 1 billion euros.   [...]

Brazil has more than doubled particleboard exports to the United States

In 2019 the United States became the main export market for Brazilian particleboard /MDP (PB/MDP).     [...]

Vietnam bans import of Chinese plywood

On the 12th of November 2019 the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam signed and announced Circular No [...]

Italian Saviola Group and German Nolte Holzwerkstoff to merge

A relevant and strategic agreement between Saviola Group (Italy) and the majority shareholder of Nolte Holzwerkstoff Gmbh & Co. Kg [...]

U.S. wood moulding and millwork producers to file anti-dumping petitions against China and Brazil

The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from [...]

Laminate flooring production in Europe falls in 2019 as declining world trade remains noticeable globally

In 2019, the worldwide sales of the EPLF members was 447 million m² of laminate flooring from European production (2018 [...]

Woodworking industry ‘lies at the heart of the circular bioeconomy’

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Panel [...]