Wood Based Panels


Egger UK temporarily stops production at Hexham panel mill
07 April, 2020 Egger has implemented the controlled shutdown of its Hexham panel products production facility in response to the coronavirus situation.
  • CPA Spring Meeting postponed
    The Composite Panel Association (CPA) is negotiating with the Laguna Cliffs Marriott venue regarding the postponement of the Spring Meeting until 2021.


Ready or not for Bio-based
06 March, 2020 Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor asks - are we finally ready for bio-based resins?
  • Virtual vision changes reality
    ‘Mixed reality’ may be a new expression for some people, but it is entering the world of work with the promise of many benefits. WBPI looks at what Microsoft is doing with its latest technology to empower companies.
  • Clear Vision
    Sarah Wild reports on the next generation of modified wood – augmented, transparent wood
  • Lumin embarks on expansion project
    South American plywood manufacturer Uruply SA (Lumin) is about to embark on a US$30m investment in an additional production line. Stephen Powney spoke to Lumin CEO Alvaro Molinari
  • Spruce bark’s biophenol future?
    Studies on using Sitka spruce bark-based bio-phenolic compounds as a substitute for standard phenol formaldehyde resin have shown encouraging results but ready availability of petroleum-based products may limit their use for the foreseeable future


Investment and growth continues
26 June, 2018 Judging by the amount of investment and expansion news we have in this issue, the buoyancy in the global panels industry continues unabated.