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
Work to build a new Chinese OSB factory for wood-based materials manufacturer Jiangsu Hui Dian New Materials Co Ltd will start in 2020.
Wood-based panels industry scholarship offered
One award, worth £1,000 or two awards each worth £500 are now available to support early career development within the wood based panel sector.
Norbord invests further £35m into Inverness factory
Wood panel manufacturer Norbord is investing £35m into the second phase of development of its Inverness factory in Scotland – taking overall investment in the past two years to £145m.
Binos delivers equipment for Norway wood fibre insulation factory
Binos has reported that it successfully delivered core production elements for the new Hunton Fiber AS wood fibre insulation factory in Norway.
Roseburg completes purchase of El Dorado MDF mill
Roseburg Forest Products and PotlatchDeltic Corporation have completed the previously announced purchase and sale of the assets of the PotlatchDeltic subsidiary Del-Tin Fiber LLC, including its MDF plant located in El Dorado, Arkansas.
In February, the organisers of the world's largest woodworking show, Ligna, held a press preview meeting in Hannover, Germany. Mike Botting was there to bring this report
OSB capacity seeing rapid growth
Russian OSB production is steadily growing, thanks to the ongoing recovery of the country’s national economy from the crisis, and the launch of new investment projects in the industry, says our Russia correspondent, Eugene Gerden
Russia forges ahead
The trend seen last year has continued, with rising demand, and rising production capacities, for OSB around the world outside North America. Mike Botting reports
A year of two halves
2018 began as the best of times and it ended as the worst of times. Industry experts now expect ample OSB supply, relative to demand, in 2019 and 2020. This report was compiled by our North America correspondents, Dick and Rich Baldwin
A global shift in wood usage
Our guest expert in this issue is, once again, Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, North Wales, UK
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.