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Modified wood In panels – Where next?
31 January, 2020
Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor looks at the potential for panel products made from modified wood fibre
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Hurricane force 31 January, 2020 ACS designs customised cyclone systems to serve specific client needs
Novopan expands horizons 31 January, 2020 Novopan del Ecuador’s recent expansion of its medium density particleboard factory in Quito is a standout recent project in the South American panels industry, reports Stephen Powney
Roseburg responds to LVL demand 31 January, 2020 Roseburg Forest Products opened a laminated veneer lumber plant in late-2019, adding to its already extensive portfolio
Renewing an Industry 31 January, 2020 Arauco’s new particleboard plant in Grayling, Michigan is up and running. Mike Botting reports
A Significant addition 31 January, 2020 One of the biggest stories to come out of North America recently is the start-up of Kronospan Particleboard’s brand new line in Oxford, Alabama. This large new production line has added significantly to US production capacity. Mike Botting reports
Moving forward 31 January, 2020 Wood panel plant supplier Dieffenbacher says it is maintaining healthy business performance and product innovation despite a more challenging global economic environment. Stephen Powney reports from the company’s Eppingen base
Rice Straw futures 31 January, 2020 Siempelkamp says the rice straw plant for CalAg LLC represents a potential vision for the fututre for the panel industry, with climate protection benefits
Made to measure 30 January, 2020 An extension to the factory in Alfeld and new innovations in measuring technology are some of the latest developments at Fagus-GreCon. Stephen Powney reports
Lowering Emissions 30 January, 2020 This year our Focus on Germany trip started off with a journey to coatings and adhesives manufacturer Kleiberit. Stephen Powney reports
Particleboard growth continues 30 January, 2020 The first part of our annual global survey of the particleboard industry was published in our October/November edition. In Part 2, Stephen Powney looks at developments outside Europe and North America
Krafft beating the Drum 30 January, 2020 Drum and roller specialist Krafft enters its 150th year of trading in 2020. Stephen Powney visited the company’s Düren headquarters to find out its latest developments
Above and BE.YOND 25 November, 2019 Dave Huggins, business development director at IDS in the UK talks about the importance of panel products fulfilling green credentials