Features

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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Industry 4.0 A Big Opportunity for Panels
25 September, 2019
There is a strong possibility for the panels sector to lead the way with Building Maintenance 4.0, says Dr Graham Ormondroyd of the BioComposites Centre.
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Thermal Fluids: Reducing Risk 25 September, 2019 Thermal fluid systems don’t always get the respect and care they need, yet are vital for safe and efficient operations in the wood based panels manufacturing industry. Stephen Powney spoke to John Shorthouse, global sales director of Thermal Fluid Solutions.
The Big Board Talk 25 September, 2019 Panel producers and suppliers to the industry gathered in Scotland for the important European Panel Federation AGM. Stephen Powney attended and brings this report
A Perfect Blend for an Ideal Future 25 September, 2019 WBPI catches up with CMC Texpan, which is currently involved in supplying its first complete glue dosing and preparation system autonomously designed and produced by this forwardlooking Italian company
Pessa and Infinite Flaker Expertise 25 September, 2019 Wood reduction and preparation is a key process in the manufacturing of wood based panels. Italy’s Pessa Impianti has been active in the trade for over 50 years
IMAL PAL Group in Expansion Mode 23 September, 2019 Italy’s IMAL PAL Group continues to focus on innovation to stay at the forefront of panel production technologies. Stephen Powney reports from its Modena headquarters
Brazil and China continue to Invest; Egypt has new project 23 September, 2019 In this second part of our annual survey of the global MDF industry, for the countries outside Europe and North America, Geoff Rhodes looks at new developments and summarises the current and future position for MDF.
What is MMC? 20 June, 2019 MMC or Modern Methods of Construction is a term increasingly heard within the housing sector and is widely associated with the desire to produce more (and better quality) buildings in less time, says Ceri Loxton, Researcher at the BioComposites Centre in Wales
Leading the way in design and creativity 20 June, 2019 Thermally Fused Laminates, or TFL, are one of the smartest environmental surfacing options available and Arclin leads the North American market
OSB line second act 20 June, 2019 Norbord is embarking on the second phase of expansion at its OSB mill in Inverness in Scotland. Sally Spencer reports
Kronospan shows confidence 20 June, 2019 Multi-million pound investments at Kronospan’s Chirk site are a vote of confidence in the UK market. Sally Spencer reports
Quality in flooring 20 June, 2019 In its parquet production, Scheucher Parkett relies on a 100% comprehensive inspection of the surface and it employs GreCon's UPU 6000fs and the material penetrating moisture analysis of the GreCon MM6000. We look at how this quality control system works
Agents of change 20 June, 2019 Fusoni is a Spanish-headquartered company dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and distribution of release agents and chemical additives for process industries and is especially active in the panel industry. We look at what the company can offer to panel manufacturers, worldwide


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