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Finsa to become second producer of Tricoya modified wood-based panels
16 March, 2018
Modified wood producer Accsys has signed a Tricoya user licence agreement with Finsa for the production of Tricoya modified wood-based panels.
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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.
Contractor appointed to build modified wood chip plant in Hull
Thursday, October 26, 2017 A contractor has been appointed to build Tricoya Ventures UK Ltd’s new modified wood chip plant in Hull.
TTJ Awards 2017 prepares for action!
Thursday, September 28, 2017 The 2017 TTJ Awards is due to kick off on Friday at The Brewery in the City of London.
Norbord’s UK and German markets still “strong”
Monday, July 31, 2017 Panel maker Norbord’s European operations delivered second quarter adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of US$9m (€7.7m) versus US$11m (€9.4m) in the same quarter last year and $6m (€5.1m) in the prior quarter.
Kronospan increases sales but gas explosion hit profits last year
Thursday, July 06, 2017 UK panel products manufacturer Kronospan’s newly-published accounts show it increased sales for the year ended September 30, 2016 but profits were reduced by a range of factors, including a gas explosion last summer at the Chirk factory.
Norbord to use drones in site maintenance inspections
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Norbord’s factory in South Molton is beginning to use drones to help identify and reduce the risk of working at heights.
Weyerhaeuser agrees sale of Lumin plywood mill in Uruguay
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Weyerhaeuser has agreed to sell its Uruguay timberlands and manufacturing business, which includes the plywood mill producing Lumin branded products, to a consortium led by BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group for US$402.5m in cash.
Norbord reports strong demand in Q1
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Panel producer Norbord’s European operations has reported continuing strong demand in Q1, with double-digit demand growth in both the UK and Germany.
Lathams steps up HPL credentials with major new distribution deal
Monday, April 24, 2017 James Latham has announced an agreement to become a major distributor for Italian high pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturer Abet Laminati.
New SterlingOSB merchant campaign
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 The manufacturer of Sterling OSB is following up a 24% sales boost in 2016 with a new nationwide merchant campaign.
Norbord boosts earnings in 2016
Friday, February 03, 2017 Panel production giant Norbord has reported 2016 adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $383m – a more than threefold increase over 2015.
MDF recycling “breakthrough”
Monday, January 16, 2017 A company set up to develop “the world’s first ever technology to recycle MDF waste” says it has moved a step closer to reality following the conclusion of successful proof of concept trials.
Further timber companies to receive FLEGT-licensed shipments
Monday, December 19, 2016 As Indonesia’s first official shipment of FLEGT-licensed timber nears the UK, further timber companies are announcing they are to receive some of the products.
Moelven strengthens profits in first half
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Moelven’s accumulated operating profits for the first half of 2016 almost tripled to NOK205m (2015: NOK70m).
TTJ Awards guest numbers hit 400
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 TTJ Awards judges have been busy meeting up to assess the judged categories, as ticket sales for the 20th anniversary event reach 400.

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