Wood Based Panels
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces manufactures and distributes high pressure laminate, quartz, solid surface, coordinated TFL and edgebanding as well as other engineered surface options for use in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality and retail markets.Read more
International wood-based panels manufacturer Sonae Arauco has launched a 3D fibreboard to challenge bendable plywood products.
Schattdecor acquires impregnation company with two production lines
The Schattdecor Group has finalised the purchase of Vasatech Sdn Bhd, an impregnation company with two production lines.
Roseburg reorganises structure of its commercial organisation
Roseburg Forest Products has announced a restructuring of its commercial organisation under senior vice president – chief commercial officer Ashlee Cribb.
Raute receives €12m from Plyterra in Russia
Raute Corporation has received orders worth over €212m from CJSC Plyterra in Russia. The orders consist of veneer drying and patching lines and plywood lay-up and overlaying lines to be delivered to Plyterra’s birch plywood mill located in Umet, Zubovo-Polyanskiy region in Mordovia.
Polymer Solutions Group expands portfolio with acquisition of PUR Polymerics
Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), a leading manufacturer of specialty polymers and additives has acquired PUR Polymerics line of engineered wood release agents.
Our guest expert is, once again, Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, North Wales, UK
Wood and wellness
WBPI's sister magazine, TTJ’s, Wood and Wellness conference heard that timber has the perfect opportunity to benefit from the growing well-being agenda. Sally Spencer reports.
More than simply surface appeal
There was more to the panel products, decors and flooring at London’s Surface Design Show than met the eye. Latest surfaces are also about high tech materials and processing, malleability, texture – even smell. TTJ’s Mike Jeffree reports.
Surfing the wave of MDF waste
Dr Mark Irle, of the Ecole Supérieur du Bois in France, looks at the well-known use of recycled Wood in making particleboard, but suggests that recycling MDF itself is a different problem - and one which requires addressing with some urgency
The future has arrived. Forward-thinking panel manufacturers are taking advantage of innovative new features on new systems which can also be retro-fitted to existing equipment, says refiner manufacturer Andritz.
Judging by the amount of investment and expansion news we have in this issue, the buoyancy in the global panels industry continues unabated.
Innovation drives industry
In wood we have a material that lends itself to innovation.