Wood Based Panels


Forest products information provider, RISI, acquires wood price reporting agency Random Lengths
04 September, 2018 Risi Inc, a leading information provider for the global forest products industry, has announced that its parent company, Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, has acquired Randon Lengths, a leading price reporting agency (‘PRA’) for the wood products industry.
  • Formica and Arauco announce exclusive TFL licensing agreement
    Formica Corporation and Arauco, have announced an exclusive licensing agreement whereby Arauco will manufacture and sell Formica Brand Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL). Under this agreement, 25 of the best-selling Formica Brand TFL designs will be stocked by Arauco and available in the Formica TFL Quick Ship Program.


Volatile organic compounds and indoor air quality
29 August, 2018 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.
  • Milan machine mart
    The Xylexpo woodworking technology fair in Milan during May was again a hot point of innovation. Stephen Powney reports from the show, held at the Rho Fairgrounds
  • Together and alone
    Since it became 100% owned by Siempelkamp, CMC Texpan has been able to make some positive changes to the way it manufactures its products. Mike Botting visited Colzate to bring this report
  • A Big Evol-Ution
    Established in 1966, wide-belt sander manufacturer Imeas SpA can look back at a long reference list of panel makers worldwide; and forward to a growing order book. Mike Botting visited its headquarters near Milan


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.