Wood Based Panels


Schattdecor acquires US Coating Company
14 January, 2019 Wood based panels surfacing giant The Schattdecor Group has finalised the purchase of US Coating Company, of South Carolina.
  • Tricoya agreement could open way for modified wood panels in SE Asia
    Accsys, the company behind Accoya modified wood, has announced that its subsidiary, Tricoya Technologies Limited (TTL), has entered into an agreement with PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) to potentially build an integrated acetic anhydride and Tricoya wood elements production plant in Malaysia.
  • 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.


Can panels help slow global warming?
21 December, 2018 Our guest expert in this issue is Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, North Wales, UK
  • Ukrainian industry on edge of growth
    Global panel producers are considering accelerating expansion into the Ukrainian market. This may take place through the building of their own production facilities within the country, or the acquisition of existing players, reports Eugene Gerden
  • A packed agenda
    The 11th European Wood Based Panels Symposium was jointly organised by the European Panel Federation (EPF) and Fraunhofer WKI and was held in Hamburg in October. Mike Botting was there to bring this summary of some of the papers presented
  • Industry 4.0 calls
    Established in hydraulic pressing 135 years ago, the multi-faceted company which is Siempelkamp Maschinenund Anlagenbau today, has had a major impact on the wood panel industry ever since. Mike Botting visited its Krefeld headquarters
  • Pressing on to 100
    As it approaches its centenary, Wemhöner Surface Technologies continues to grow and currently has a full order book for its factories in Germany and China. Mike Botting visited chief executive Heiner Wemhöner at his Herford HQ


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.