Wood Based Panels


India’s leading panel manufacturer now offers pre-laminated MDF
12 July, 2018 GreenPanel, considered to be India¹s biggest manufacturer of wood panels and pioneers in MDF, is now offering pre-laminated MDF.
  • IPPS Masterclass 2018 will cover panel application in timber framed housing and off-site construction
    The International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) MasterClass 2018 will be held in Bangor, Wales, September 4-5, 2018. The MasterClass takes a more informal approach than the IPPS Symposium (held in alternating years) which is the leading technical conference on wood based panels including all aspects of panel production technology and offering an ideal networking opportunity for science and industry.
  • Homag expands production capacity in Germany
    Homag Group, leading integrated solution provider for the woodworking industry, has expanded its production capacity of the Schopfloch, Germany site by commissioning a hall in neighbouring Horb.


Picking up the durable baton
29 June, 2018 Dr. Simon Curling FIMMM, project officer at the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, outlines how biological durability needs to be a critical element of product development.
  • Flexible working
    APA – the Engineered Wood Association has adapted to changes in the wood based panels industry while remaining true to its core principles. President Ed Elias talks to Keren Fallwell
  • Lion-Hearted Hardboard
    The hardboard market in the UK might be small but it is growing. Sally Spencer reports
  • Changing ownership still affects industry
    In the first part of our annual survey of the global MDF producing industry, independent consultant Geoff Rhodes looks at the MDF Mills and their capacities in Europe and North America in 2017 and at the prospects for 2018 and beyond.


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.