Panels

In the first quarter 2020 Peru's wood product exports reached US$24.7 million FOB. This represents a decline of almost 20% compared to the first quarter 2019 (US$31 million FOB). Semi-manufactured products accounted for 58%, but were down 35% year on year. Sawnwood accounted for 31% but was down 50% year on year.

The volume of Ghana's wood products exported during the 1Q 2020 totalled 54,022 m3 earning Euro 26.58 million. Compared to the 2019 figure of 80,139 m3 (Euro 41.76 million), the volume and value of exports were down by a third in the 1Q 2020.

Arnold Laver TimberWorld announces that its new TimberWorld branch in Milton Keynes is now open. The branch is located at Unit 2 Roebuck Way, in Knowlhill, and will stock a wide range of timber and timber-related products.

Setra is expanding its range of construction timber with a major investment in new planed products. Production will soon begin at the new planing mill in Hasselfors, Sweden. The goal is to manufacture around 200,000 m3 of planed products per year in Hasselfors.

In May 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% compared to May 2019, from $273.3 million to $236.3 million. The value of pine sawnwood exports declined 9% between May 2019 ($47.7 million) and May 2020 ($43.3 million).

Within Folkhem’s Cederhusen project, Stockholm’s Sweden first inner city district to be built in wood, a collaborative group of experts in various fields has been put together, with members from the industry organisation Swedish Wood, Folkhem/Veidekke Eiendom, Veidekke Entreprenad, Zynka BIM, Bjerking and Vertex System...

The next international leading trade fair for forestry and forest technology will take place from July 20 to 23, 2022 in Munich, Germany. Personal meetings with members of the Advisory Board and the analysis of the exhibitor survey showed that the majority within the industry welcome a shortened trade fair.

There are much fewer producers of wood panels than there are regular sawmills of North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber. As well, input costs for wood panel products are much higher. A spike in demand, whether for immediate repair needs or longer-term rebuilding, for plywood and oriented strand b...

Maibec acquires CanExel

Maibec officially acquires the CanExel brand and its production facility located in East River, Nova Scotia, Canada. Both the brand and the facility have been owned by LP Building Solutions for over 20 years. CanExel will now be sold under the name Maibec CanExel.

Three years ago, the German Saw and Wood Industry Federation (DeSH) began extensive restructuring of its organization and member support. With new responsibilities in the office and creation of a new level of management, the process is now coming to an end. To control the multifaceted representation of interests and sp...

Adam Infanti has accepted the role of Executive Vice-President and CFO for the BID Group. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant. Adam comes to BID Group from a large forest products company where he held progressive Financial and Operational roles in t...

Sales of Western-Spruce-Pine-Fir construction framing dimension softwood lumber in the United States took a step back last week as civil unrest around the country led to most buyers taking a circumspect approach, by sitting on whatever inventory they had. Construction in the Western portion of the US continued to ramp ...

Ledinek to supply equipment for Ante Group in Germany. Ledinek will supply everything from the raw wood infeed to transporting the raw CLT elements to the sending machine or to the CNC machining centres - including the PC process control system X-Lam Manager.