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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the WOOD editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Future feedstocks for mdf production
15 November, 2018
Our guest expert in this issue is Dr Rob Elias, director of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, North Wales, UK
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Greenjoist shows potential 15 November, 2018 A number of international players, including Imal, are backing the GREENJOIST project, whichaims to open up applications in industrial logistics markets for a recycled wood beam
High performance with elegance 15 November, 2018

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces manufactures and distributes high pressure laminate, quartz, solid surface, coordinated TFL and edgebanding as well as other...

Machinery for all 15 November, 2018 With a double-digit growth rate over the past two years, SCM of Rimini, Italy, says it is a world-leading producer of secondary woodworking machinery and that its solutions are unique in the industry
The next generation 15 November, 2018 Hexion says that its new R&D facility is developing next generation resin technologies for panel producers, with the focus on faster panel production processes
IWF highlights 15 November, 2018 More than 1,000 exhibitors took up over 625,000ft2 of space at this year’s IWF exhibition, held in Atlanta in August, and more than 93 foreign countries were represented among the visitors. Mike Botting was there to bring this report
The EPF is ready for the future 15 November, 2018 The European Panel Federation’s (EPF) General Assembly in Lucerne, Switzerland, covered a vast range of subjects affecting the panels sector. Stephen Powney was there to bring this report
Innovative cleaning 15 November, 2018 In May 2018 another Cleaning Tower was successfully commissioned at the Sonae Arauco plant in Portugal, says Pal, which is headquartered in Ponte di Piave in northeastern Italy
A new technology 15 November, 2018 Longoni Roberto e figli srl operates in the field of the manufacturing components for the furniture and building industry, particularly plastic decorative laminates, particleboard and panels coated with melamine papers or foils
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 09 November, 2018 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 09 November, 2018 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 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.