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Beyond Covid-19 virtual event to assess international wood-based panels sector
09 December, 2020
TTJ sister title Wood Based Panels International (WBPI) is holding a virtual event on February 16, 2021 to look at how the international wood-based panels industry has adapted to the current pandemic and look at movements in furniture trends.
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West Fraser to acquire Norbord and create global wood products leading group
Thursday, November 19, 2020 West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena.
Norbord posts record Q3 earnings as OSB prices rocket
Friday, November 13, 2020 Norbord recorded its strongest quarter ever earnings in Q3, 2020, driven by higher OSB prices.
MEDITE SMARTPLY launches new Euroclass B OSB3 board
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 MEDITE SMARTPLY has launched SMARTPLY MAX FR B – a Euroclass B OSB3 board featuring wood flakes treated with flame retardant solution before factory pressing.
Egger plant goes into operation in the US
Friday, October 02, 2020 Egger’s first plant in North America – the new particleboard operation at Lexington, North Carolina – has produced its first board.
EPF stats show wood-based panel production declined in 2019
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.
Medite SmartPly reports €207.4m annual turnover
Thursday, July 02, 2020 Irish state forestry company Coillte says its Medite SmartPly wood-based panels manufacturing operations recorded a turnover of €207.4m in 2019, compared to €211.3m in 2018.
TTJ Awards 2020 voting underway
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 The digital voting process for the TTJ Awards voted categories is now underway.
Segezha continues to invest in plywood operations
Friday, April 24, 2020 Leading Russian forest product group Segezha Group is continuing to invest in its plywood operations and increase output.
Latvijas Finieris set to increase focus on bio-based glues and resins
Friday, April 24, 2020 Latvian birch plywood producer Latvijas Finieris is to make further moves to focus on bio-based glues and resins in its panel products.
Scottish Government praise for Norbord “vital role” in Covid-19 crisis
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Workers at the Norbord wood processing plants in Inverness and Stirling have been praised for their vital role in providing much needed materials during the COVID-19 response.
Egger UK temporarily stops production at Hexham panel mill
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Egger has implemented the controlled shutdown of its Hexham panel products production facility in response to the coronavirus situation.
Wood-based panels organisations remain vigilant over coronavirus
Friday, March 13, 2020 Wood-based panels representative organisations are remaining vigilant over the COVID-19 coronavirus, with both the North American-based Composite Panel Association (CPA) and European Panel Federation (EPF) making statements in recent days.
Schweighofer changes name to HS Timber Group
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Austria-based Holzindustrie Schweighofer Group, one of Europe’s largest timber processors, is renaming itself the HS Timber Group.
Norbord posts lower quarterly earnings
Friday, November 01, 2019 Global wood-based panels producer Norbord has posted significantly lower earnings than a year ago due mainly to the drop off of North American OSB prices.
Sonae Arauco launches 3D fibreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2019 International wood-based panels manufacturer Sonae Arauco has launched a 3D fibreboard to challenge bendable plywood products.
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.

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