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Interex and Norbord hosted a Reception

 

Interex Forest Products Ltd., a supplier of Canadian SPF dimension lumber and OSB to Japan, hosted a reception at Chinzanso, Mejiro, Tokyo on September 28, as the executives of its member Norbord Inc.,a global producer of OSB, were visiting Japan. Peter Wijnbergen, President & CEO of Norbord, told a large number of Japanese customers at the reception that the business between the customers and Ainsworth Lumber Co., Ltd. with the 20 years of partnership had been going well and that the company was preparing for obtaining a JAS certification to its high level mill, showing a strong intention for expanding the business in Japan. He also announced that the products which were sold under the name of Ainsworth would be sold under the brand name of Norbord from October 3.

 

Industrial Topics
Wholesalers' Market Prices
(lumber & logs 1,000 yen / cbm; plywood 1,000 yen / sheet; CP 1,000 yen /piece)
item price(JPY)
Hem, baby square (imported) KD(S4S) 105mm x 105mm 55
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.25
JRC-Kyushu, baby square for post KD 4m

53

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 71
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 65
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.31
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.10
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.31
CP=connective post
July 2016 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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