Wood-based Panels

Kastamonu raises wood-based panels production at Alabuga plant in Russia

Turkish Kastamonu increased its output in 2017 at the Alabuga plant in Russia. Production of wood-based panels and laminate [...]

Tarkett invests EUR 70 million in LVT production capacity

Tarkett announced it will invest EUR 70 million during the next three years, for expanding its luxury vinyl tiles (LVT [...]

Guangdong wood-based panels exports went down in 2017

Chinese plywood exports from manufacturers in Guangdong Province fell in the first 11 months of 2017 with the largest drop [...]
February 8, 2018 Market Analysis / Wood-based Panels / ...China

Egger grows production at St. Johann mill with Siempelkamp technology

Egger invests in a new short-cycle press at its St. Johann mill in Austria. With the new equipment, the [...]

European parquet market reports third consecutive year of growth in 2017

    Consumption figures for parquet in Europe keeps increasing for the third year in a row. During [...]

Kronospan, Pfleiderer and and Swiss Krono accused and fined for forming cartel in Poland

The Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Bureau announced on 28 December 2017 that it had imposed fines on several wood [...]

European laminate flooring market stays stable in 2017

In 2017, manufacturers within the EPLF association achieved worldwide sales of laminate flooring made in Europe totalling 477 million m2 [...]
January 18, 2018 Market Analysis / Wood-based Panels / ...Europe

China: Guangdong’s province sawnwood imports up by 21%

According to Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, between January and November 2017 log imports into Guangdong Province rose [...]

Innovations4Flooring and Kronospan sign global strategic partnership agreement

Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a technology company providing innovative flooring technologies, announced on the 8th of January that it has signed a [...]

Despite Brexit uncertainty, the UK consumption of timber and panel products increases

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has issued its Statistical Review 2017. The publication shows that growth in the consumption of [...]