Wood Based Panels


HPVA Laboratories award certification to Husky Plywood manufacturing facility in Quebec
01 November, 2018 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.


Leading the way
09 November, 2018 Pagnoni is the longestestablished company in Italy to be involved in the panel industry. However, the company is still at the cutting-edge today, as Mike Botting discovered when he visited its factory
  • A Sharper Future
    Fabio Paron is justly proud of the company which he founded 37 years ago, in July 1981. From small beginnings, his ‘baby’, Globus srl, is now part of a major group of machinery suppliers and is continuing to innovate. Mike Botting visited his company in Galliate
  • New capacity coming
    In Part 1 of our survey of the world’s particleboard capacity Mike Botting looks at Europe and North America and discusses the findings. North America has some major new lines coming up, while Europe has also shown some increase
  • Volatile organic compounds and indoor air quality
    The quality of air within our buildings has a great effect on our bodies, with the temperature, humidity, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds(VOCs) all affecting our health, says Dr Graham Ormondroyd of the BioComposites Centre.
  • Altailes builds one of biggest MDF lines
    Altailes, one of Russia’s largest woodworking enterprises, is finishing construction of large-scale woodworking combine in Pavlovsk. Our Russian correspondent Eugen Gerden reports.


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.