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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.
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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.
Sterling work 27 June, 2018 Norbord’s new £95m OSB line in Scotland is up and running and ready to capitalise on the booming market for the panel product. Keren Fallwell reports
Lemeks expands into plywood 27 June, 2018 Estonian company AS Lemeks is establishing itself as a plywood manufacturer, building a plywood and birch veneer plant in Jõgeva. Jaroslaw Adamowski reports
Kronospan has big ambitions in Russia 27 June, 2018 Kronospan has big plans for business in Russia, including creating one of the largest particleboard plants in eastern Europe and a new MDF mill. Eugene Gerden reports
Modifying markets 27 June, 2018 A dedicated UK production facility for Tricoya modified wood chips – the key ingredient in Tricoya modified wood panels – will open early next year. Stephen Powney reports.
Designs of the future 27 June, 2018 Just yards away from the towering Alps and spectacularly positioned on the Austrian-German border is the founding company of Egger, an ideal example of growth and determination
So long and thanks for all the chips! 03 May, 2018 In his final column, Dr Mark Irle looks back on nearly 18 years of writing for WBPI.
Sharp Practice 03 May, 2018 Globus’s new Sharpening Room is a single set-up that handles the whole sharpening process – a development that managing director Fabio Paron describes as revolutionary. He talks to Julian Champkin
Kelzenberg scores a century 03 May, 2018 Kelzenberg’s centenary is a testament to the company’s ability to evolve. Keren Fallwell reports