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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.
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Altailes builds one of biggest MDF lines 29 August, 2018 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 29 August, 2018 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 29 August, 2018 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 29 August, 2018 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
Stronger Together In Imal-Pal Group 29 August, 2018 The Imal-Pal Group continues to prosper and grow, with 2018 set to be another record year for this diverse company. Mike Botting met with managing director Loris Zanasi in Modena
Wear protection 29 August, 2018 Located in Arconate, near the northern city of Milan, Saro Srl provides wear protection solutions for a wide range of applications. Mike Botting visited them, for the first time for WBPI, to bring this report.
Capacity still growing as Algeria joins the club 22 August, 2018 In this second part of our annual MDF survey, covering the countries outside Europe and North America, industry consultant Geoff Rhodes looks at new developments and summarises the current and future position for MDF in the ‘rest of the world’
Picking up the durable baton 29 June, 2018 Dr. Simon Curling FIMMM, project officer at the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, outlines how biological durability needs to be a critical element of product development.
Flexible working 29 June, 2018 APA – the Engineered Wood Association has adapted to changes in the wood based panels industry while remaining true to its core principles. President Ed Elias talks to Keren Fallwell
Lion-Hearted Hardboard 29 June, 2018 The hardboard market in the UK might be small but it is growing. Sally Spencer reports
Green river panels scores a hat-trick 29 June, 2018 Green River Panels’ third particleboard line will help the company expand its market share. Keren Fallwell reports.
Changing ownership still affects industry 28 June, 2018 In the first part of our annual survey of the global MDF producing industry, independent consultant Geoff Rhodes looks at the MDF Mills and their capacities in Europe and North America in 2017 and at the prospects for 2018 and beyond.