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US plywood producers want to stop certification for Brazilian wood; claim plywood exports are defective

Ten plywood producers in the United States have filed for a court order to stop the certification of Brazilian lumber [...]

Vietnam suspects China in recent plywood export surge

Vietnam suspects that a surge in plywood exports to the U.S. is actually coming from Chinese firms looking to [...]

Swiss Krono produced the first MDF board in the plant in Barnwel, USA

On August 24, 2019, Swiss Krono produced the first MDF board in the new MDF HDF plant in Barnwell, South [...]

Pfleiderer Group increases output capacities at Grajewo production plant

In July Pfleiderer Group launched a new melamine faced chipboard (MFC) production line at its Grajewo production plant. The new [...]

List of timber products affected by China’s new retaliatory tariffs

The U.S.- China trade war tensions heightens once more as Beijing announced a new round of retaliatory tariffs on [...]

Plywood markets in Europe facing multiple pressures

Some European importers say the deterioration in market conditions started from the beginning of the year. Others said that their [...]

US investment group takes over Pfleiderer

On 21 August, the EU Commission approved the acquisition of a majority stake in Pfleiderer Group SA by US financial [...]

Latest trade tariffs in US-China trade war into effect as of September 1

The Trump administration’s latest tariffs on China came into effect on Sunday (Sept 1), targeting for the first time [...]

EU plywood market faces a ‘perfect storm’

As the year has progressed, the European plywood sector has become increasingly depressed. That’s the consensus among a number [...]

Norbord to reduce production to low OSB demand in US

Norbord Inc. announced that effective September 5th, Line 1 of its two-line oriented strand board (OSB) mill in Cordele [...]