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Sonae Arauco launches 3D fibreboard
16 May, 2019
International wood-based panels manufacturer Sonae Arauco has launched a 3D fibreboard to challenge bendable plywood products.
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African hardwood business reports better year
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 International African hardwood focused business Woodbois has posted a big increase in revenue and a cut in its pre-tax losses.
Norbord’s European mills post strong Q1
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Wood-based panels producer Norbord’s European operations reported a 17% growth in Q1, 2019 adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to €18.75m, compared to a year ago.
TTJ Awards voting under way!
Monday, April 29, 2019 Voting has got under way in the TTJ Awards 2019 voted categories.
Wood-based panels industry scholarship offered
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 One award, worth £1,000 or two awards each worth £500 are now available to support early career development within the wood based panel sector.
Norbord invests further £35m into Inverness factory
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Wood panel manufacturer Norbord is investing £35m into the second phase of development of its Inverness factory in Scotland – taking overall investment in the past two years to £145m.
MEDITE SMARTPLY sponsors Wood and Wellness
Friday, January 25, 2019 Leading panel products manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY has come on board TTJ’s Wood and Wellness Conference as a Silver Sponsor.
Schattdecor acquires US Coating Company
Monday, January 14, 2019 Wood based panels surfacing giant The Schattdecor Group has finalised the purchase of US Coating Company, of South Carolina.
TTF stages its first panels conference
Thursday, November 08, 2018 The Timber Trade Federation’s inaugural UK Wood Panels Conference took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on November 7.
Norbord’s European division reports “best results ever” in Q2
Friday, August 03, 2018 Norbord’s European operations recorded a more than doubling of EBITDA year-over-year in Q2 to US$21m, reflecting robust markets.
Wood panel industry APPG reformed at Westminster
Thursday, June 21, 2018 An expert working group on the contribution of one of the UK’s wood panel manufacturing industries has been launched at an event in Westminster.
Minister visits Egger UK factory
Friday, June 08, 2018 Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry MP, has visited Northumberland’s largest private sector employer – Egger UK – as part of his visit to the county to discuss the Borderlands Growth Deal.
Nicola Sturgeon unveils new Norbord OSB line
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new OSB manufacturing line at Norbord’s Inverness plant following a £95m investment.
Finsa to become second producer of Tricoya modified wood-based panels
Friday, March 16, 2018 Modified wood producer Accsys has signed a Tricoya user licence agreement with Finsa for the production of Tricoya modified wood-based panels.
Norbord gets STA Assure Gold status
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The Structural Timber Association (STA) has awarded panel manufacturer Norbord the Assure Gold status in the association’s new STA Assure scheme.
Diamond Mark Chinese plywood to arrive in UK
Monday, March 12, 2018 Caledonian Plywood Company’s (CPC) first shipment of Chinese plywood certified under the TFT Woodexperts Diamond Mark is due to reach the UK shortly.
South-east traders highlight treatment and supply issues
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Timber availability and the need to improve treated timber specification were two of the hot issues under discussion at the first official meeting of the newly re-formed London and Southeast Timber Trade Association (L&SETTA).
Strong panels markets boost Norbord earnings
Monday, February 05, 2018 Panel producer Norbord has posted record earnings in 2017 for its worldwide business.
UPM plywood division in record 2017 performance
Friday, February 02, 2018 UPM’s plywood business achieved a record high performance in 2017, the Finland-based forest products giant said in its annual results.
Panels giant Arauco to acquire Masisa Mexico assets
Thursday, December 21, 2017 South America based wood-based panel giant Arauco is to buy Masisa’s Mexican mills in a US$245m deal.

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