Wood-based Panels

COVID-19 pandemic starts to impact Norbord

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $75 million for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $27 million in the [...]

COVID-19: UK hardwood trade suffering from lack of finance and poor margins

    UK hardwood market was not in total lockdown in April, but activity was radically reduced by [...]

Sveza foresees complete stoppage of production in the worst-case scenario of pandemic

The Russian birch plywood producer Sveza said that it expected a reduction in production in 2020: from 20% to a [...]

Vietnam’s wood industry faces coronavirus pandemic and anti-dumping tariffs

    The widespread coronavirus  pandemic has resulted in a serious disruption of the supply chains. Besides difficulties [...]

Overview of China’s plywood production capacity

The number and production capacity of plywood products in Shandong Province have further increased. There are more than 1,400 [...]

European wood industry to reorganize supply chains after coronavirus restrictions will be eased

Strict restrictive measures in most EU countries and indeed across the world have more or less restricted production, which has [...]

Arauco to close another MDF plant in US

Composite panel and forest product giant Arauco will close its medium density fiberboard (MDF) production facility in Bennettsville, South Carolina [...]

Huge impact of pandemic on the Vietnamese timber sector, says survey

In the recent decade, based on 2 key competitive advantages, including cheap labour (average monthly wage of US$300) and [...]

Chinese economy contracts for the first time in 28 years

    China’s economy shrank in the first three months of 2020, its first contraction since 1992 [...]

Coronavirus pandemic consequences on the European timber market

    There are wide-ranging and severe effects upon the timber value chain. There are however significant [...]