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Within January-October, 2017 timber production in Ukraine increased by 3.5%. Plywood production increased by 3.6%, veneer – by 8.2%, wooden panels – by 2.8% in comparison with the same period of the previous year.

Vyatka plywood mill (Russia, Kirov) passed  EPA certification and got TSCA report (The Toxic Substances Control Act). According to the part VI of TSCA the level of formaldehyde emission for plywood should not be more than 0.05 ppm.

Within January-September, 2017 concern “Bellesbumprom” (Belarus) increased woodworking products export to Kazakhstan to 42.3% in comparison with the same period of the previous year.

Within January-August, 2017 timber production in Ukraine increased by 2.5%, plywood production increased by 5.7%, veneer – by 9.8%, wooden panels – by 4.6% in comparison with the same period of the previous year.

UPM plywood mill started to use the new gluing technology in plywood production. WISA BioBond uses lignin while plies gluing process which substitutes around 50% of phenol

In July 2017 orders for the new wooden furniture in the USA increased by 11% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. The most widespread components for furniture production are OSB, chipboards, plywood, hardboards

 

Within January-July, 2017 plywood production in Russia decreased by 0.5% in comparison with the same period of the previous year.  Export to far-abroad countries showed -1% decrease, to near-abroad + 3,6% increase

On September, 13-17, 2017 International trade fair for furniture, equipment and accessories BIFE-SIM will take place in Bucharest, Romania.

Within January-May, 2017 Malaysia increased wooden products export by 6.8%. By the end of 2017 annual growth 5% is expected. Plywood export volume within January-May estimated at 450 million USD