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Global Particleboard Industry Report

As would be expected, as the depressing economy continues in North America, there is little to report from that region (US, Canada and Mexico) and certainly no new particleboard capacity planned. There were, however, a number of particleboard factories changed ownership last year and some closed. In the former EU15 countries in western Europe, the […]

Particleboard Factory will sit idle

The new owners have no immediate plans to use the SierraPine facility in Springfield. The wood panel company Flakeboard America that bought SierraPine’s factory in Springfield days ago may use the site in the future, but right now Flakeboard has no intentions to bring the particleboard production line back into running, a company official of […]

U.S. particleboard Manufacturer SierraPine closing down its plants

Just as the united states economic recovery seemed to be recovering, two chipboard factories announced shut down this week. Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc. closed its Monaco plant in Harrisburg on Monday, leaving 120 workers unemployed. And on Tuesday, SierraPine President Jeff Johnson said the company decided to close its Springfield particleboard factory on April 4 […]

Particleboard sales surge in China

In China sales of wood based panels, including particleoboard, plywood and MDF mainly, have grown by an average of 20% annually since 2007 to reach to 272 million m3 in 2012, according to the reports of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). However, new policies from Beijing government in the Chinese real estate sector and […]