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Springer and Microtec supply equipment to Berneck’s mill in Curitibanos, Brazil

In order to increase production capacity in the dry-sorter and planer line for quality grading of boards at the mill in Curitibanos, Brazil, Berneck decided to invest in new software and machinery products engineered in cooperation with Springer and Microtec. While Microtec delivered all lumber qual...
April 21, 2017

Brazil’s wood panel exports increased in the first two months of 2017

Brazil’s wood-based panel exports increased in the first two months of 2017. In the first two months of the year 174,000 cubic metres of wood-based Panels were exported, a 40% increase compared to the same period in 2016.Between January to February 2017 export revenue from the entire forestry sector...
April 21, 2017

Peru's particleboard imports fall 4.6%

During the first two months of this year the value of Peru's particleboard imports fell 4.6% compared to the same period last year. In the period January - February 2017 Chile was the main supplier of particleboard to Peru, as ITTO reported.While Chile maintained its rank as the top supplier, in the...
April 20, 2017

Japan’s production of composite flooring increased by 4.4% in 2016

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Japan’s production of composite flooring in 2016 was 67.8 million square metres, 4.4% more than 2015. Active housing starts supported increased production. Market of composite flooring has changed largely in 2016, ITTO reported.Floor base is shifting from South Sea hardwood plywood to domestic cedar...
April 20, 2017

Richelieu acquires Weston Premium Woods

Richelieu Hardware Limited closes the acquisition of the principal net assets of Weston Premium Woods Inc. ("Weston"), an Ontario based distributor located in Brampton, on the outskirts of Toronto, Canada.A leader in its field, Weston distributes a diverse range of materials, decorative products and...
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