Wood Based Panels


Kronospan opens Design Center in new cosmopolitan business area of Warsaw
26 April, 2018 Kronospan, leading producer of wood based panels and value added products for the interior design, furniture and construction industries, has opened a new showroom in the heart of Warsaw, in the new cosmopolitan business area overlooking the famous Grzybowski Square.
  • Duratex resumes operation in Itapetininga due to market recovery
    The recovery of the Brazilian economy has become evident with the decision of Duratex to resume its Itapetininga operation. In 2015, the largest Brazilian company in the sector decided to temporarily suspend the production of MDF and MDP at this plant due to the slowdown in the construction and furniture sectors.
  • Australia’s OSB imports continue to rise
    Australia’s consumption of sheathing material, especially OSB has grown strongly in recent years, faster in fact than the rate of housing growth would suggest, reports Wood Market Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthy publication.


So long and thanks for all the chips!
03 May, 2018 In his final column, Dr Mark Irle looks back on nearly 18 years of writing for WBPI.
  • Sharp Practice
    Globus’s new Sharpening Room is a single set-up that handles the whole sharpening process – a development that managing director Fabio Paron describes as revolutionary. He talks to Julian Champkin
  • Digital Design
    Digital fabrication is enabling wood based panels to create complex shapes. Stephen Powney reports