Plywood

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).

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...

Segezha Group's Vyatka plywood mill in Kirov, Russia is successfully implementing methods of lean production and efficiency improvement; working groups are being established to identify production-related problems and ways to tackle them.

UPM Plywood introduces a new water repellent WISA-SpruceWR plywood that enables efficient and effortless construction even in changing weather and humidity conditions. The water repellent yet breathable surface of WISA-SpruceWR slows down the absorption of moisture into the panel while allowing it to evaporate. Thanks ...

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 ...

Latvijas Finieris has together with Stora Enso taken the next steps towards replacing phenol – in resins used in plywood – with lignin. This new lignin-based glue significantly reduces the carbon footprint of plywood products all the way from production to final end-use applications without compromising on technical pe...

Sveza has launched for production an innovative product, Sveza Flex flexible plywood for building structures with complex geometries. The product is a unique solution which is now undergoing the patenting process, and which belongs to Sveza.

Last 2019 year was marked by significant uncertainty in the world’s market, especially of developed countries, and mainly because of recurring economic fluctuations and total slowdown of development. It resulted in less demand and bigger competition in industrial birch plywood product segment. Despite of this Latvijas ...

Given the current situation in many regions of the US, it is assured that demand for plywood and other panel sheathing is going to increase in the short-term. There are much fewer producers of this essential building material than there are regular sawmills of North American construction framing dimension softwood lumb...

UPM Plywood is planning to permanently close its Jyväskylä plywood mill in Finland, which is producing spruce and birch plywood. The company starts a consultation process concerning the entire personnel working at the mill. UPM Jyväskylä plywood mill employs 167 people.

In the 1Q 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million m3 valued at $787.6 million, a drop of 85% and 82% respectively over the same period in 2019.

Although in February Japan had not experienced a major impact from the corona pandemic there were signs in the construction and house building sectors that there was a slow-down. Year-on-year Japan’s February imports of plywood dropped 17% and compared to a month earlier import volumes were down 12.5%.