Wood Based Panels


EPF signs landmark formaldehyde agreement for worker protection
07 December, 2018 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has signed a landmark agreement on enhanced protection in respect of formaldehyde for workers in the wood-based panels manufacturing industry.
  • HPVA Laboratories award certification to Husky Plywood manufacturing facility in Quebec
    HPVA Laboratories has awarded EPA TSCA Title VI Certification for Formaldehyde Emissions to the Husky Plywood hardwood plywood manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. Husky's hardwood plywood products are certified to meet all requirements established in the EPA's (US Environmental Protection Agency) TSCA Title VI 40 CFR Part 770 Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products regulation and may now carry the ‘CARB TPC-8’ certification label.
  • Uwe Wagner to join the Pallmann management team
    Pallmann Maschinenfabrik in Zweibrücken has strengthened its management team after the retirement of Hartmut Pallmann. The management of the size reduction specialist within the Siempelkamp Group is, as of 1 January 2019, represented by Uwe Wagner in addition to Stefan Wissing.


Future feedstocks for mdf production
15 November, 2018 Our guest expert in this issue is Dr Rob Elias, director of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, North Wales, UK
  • Greenjoist shows potential
    A number of international players, including Imal, are backing the GREENJOIST project, whichaims to open up applications in industrial logistics markets for a recycled wood beam
  • Machinery for all
    With a double-digit growth rate over the past two years, SCM of Rimini, Italy, says it is a world-leading producer of secondary woodworking machinery and that its solutions are unique in the industry
  • The next generation
    Hexion says that its new R&D facility is developing next generation resin technologies for panel producers, with the focus on faster panel production processes


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.