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Latest Wood Feature
Thermal Fluids: Reducing Risk
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
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
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
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
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
What is MMC?
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
OSB line second act
Norbord is embarking on the second phase of expansion at its OSB mill in Inverness in Scotland. Sally Spencer reports
Kronospan shows confidence
Multi-million pound investments at Kronospan’s Chirk site are a vote of confidence in the UK market. Sally Spencer reports
Quality in flooring
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
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