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Louisiana Pacific announces Peace Valley OSB mill restart

18 February 2021 ` 17:14  
In a 2020 earnings call with investors, the company said the restart will help meet “intense customer demand” in the U.S. housing market. The company plans to spend $10 to $12 million on the mill this year, with...

The RF Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to limit or prohibit the exports of particleboards, OSB, and chips

17 February 2021 ` 19:17  
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia proposes to include particleboards, OSB, and softwood chips (both fuel and process ones) in the list of goods that are important for the Russian domestic market that may be subject...

Russia increased the production of wood-based panels in January 2021

16 February 2021 ` 15:17  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in January 2021, plywood production in Russia increased by 19.5% YoY to 341,000 m³. The output of fiberboard (including MDF/HDF/flooring) also increased by 5.8% YoY to 58.4 mln...

Russia reduced the production of wood-based panels in 2020

26 January 2021 ` 17:35  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 2020, plywood production in Russia decreased by 3.2% YoY to 4 million m³. The output of fiberboard (including MDF/HDF/flooring) decreased as well – by 7.1% YoY to...

Russia reduced the production of wood-based panels in January-November 2020

16 December 2020 ` 19:53  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in January-October 2020, plywood production in Russia decreased by 4.5% YoY to 3.6 million m³. The output of fiberboard (including MDF/HDF/flooring) decreased as well – by 7.3% YoY...

Norbord to restart OSB mill in Canada

15 December 2020 ` 19:05  
Norbord announced as part of their flexible operating strategy and in response to increased customer demand that they intend to restart production at their Chambord, Quebec OSB mill in the spring of 2021. Peter Wijnbergen, Norbord’s President &...

West Fraser Timber to acquire Norbord in all-stock deal valued at $3.1 billion

20 November 2020 ` 16:20  
A $3.1-billion all-stock deal to take over Norbord Inc. will transform West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. into a “global diversified wood products company,” CEO Ray Ferris said Thursday. Norbord, the world’s largest manufacturer of oriented strand board housing...

Russia reduced the production of wood-based panels in January-October 2020

19 November 2020 ` 19:01  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in January-October 2020, plywood production in Russia decreased by 5.1% YoY to 3.3 million m³. The output of fiberboard (including MDF/HDF/flooring) decreased as well – by 7.7% YoY...

WhatWood Agency has completed an update to its annual survey Russian OSB market in 2019-2020

29 October 2020 ` 16:46  
Russian OSB market is quite young. The first imported products appeared in the late 1990s. In the period from 1997 to 2014 OSB demand has doubled annually (largely due to the low base effect). Until 2012 there was...

“The majority of the profit is attributable to timber industry clients; this is around 75%,” WhatWood spoke with Management at Metadynea (Metafrax Group) – Russia’s largest synthetic resins producer

21 October 2020 ` 14:16  
Today, phenol-formaldehyde resins are widely applied as a binding agent to produce wood-based panels. Metafrax Group is the largest producer of formalin and synthetic resins in Russia. What share in the revenue structure is attributable to timber industry...