Wood Based Panels


Wood Technology Co. orders MDF plant to use rice straw from Siempelkamp
19 February, 2020 Egyptian company Wood Technology Co. (WOTECH) finalised the order with Siempelkamp for an MDF plant with an annual production capacity of 205,000m3 which will utilise rice straw as the raw material.
  • Development of super thick plywood in Japan
    Tokyo based Seihoku Plywood is developing a plywood with a thickness of more than 50mm and it is applying to obtain Japanese Organic Regulation (JAS) certificate. This would allow Seihoku to participate in the new engineered wood market.
  • Dieffenbacher invests in internet start-up APPbyYOU
    Dieffenbacher has purchased a financial stake in APPbyYOU, the company, founded in 2012, developed the MyMessenger ticket and messaging app, a key component of the MyDieffenbacher digital service platform.


Modified wood In panels – Where next?
31 January, 2020 Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor looks at the potential for panel products made from modified wood fibre
  • Hurricane force
    ACS designs customised cyclone systems to serve specific client needs
  • Novopan expands horizons
    Novopan del Ecuador’s recent expansion of its medium density particleboard factory in Quito is a standout recent project in the South American panels industry, reports Stephen Powney
  • Renewing an Industry
    Arauco’s new particleboard plant in Grayling, Michigan is up and running. Mike Botting reports


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.