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
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.
Pinnacle Renewable Holdings completes acquisition of industrial wood pellet production facility
Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 70% interest in an industrial wood pellet production facility located in Aliceville, Alabama from the Westervelt Company.
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.
Uniboard launches three new exclusive finishes in Quebec
Uniboard, the North American leader in engineered wood products and the creator of the synchronised (EIR) texture technology in North America, has launched 18 new designs and three new textures.
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
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.