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Can panels help slow global warming?
21 December, 2018
Our guest expert in this issue is Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, North Wales, UK
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Ukrainian industry on edge of growth 21 December, 2018 Global panel producers are considering accelerating expansion into the Ukrainian market. This may take place through the building of their own production facilities within the country, or the acquisition of existing players, reports Eugene Gerden
A packed agenda 21 December, 2018 The 11th European Wood Based Panels Symposium was jointly organised by the European Panel Federation (EPF) and Fraunhofer WKI and was held in Hamburg in October. Mike Botting was there to bring this summary of some of the papers presented
Industry 4.0 calls 21 December, 2018 Established in hydraulic pressing 135 years ago, the multi-faceted company which is Siempelkamp Maschinenund Anlagenbau today, has had a major impact on the wood panel industry ever since. Mike Botting visited its Krefeld headquarters
Pressing on to 100 21 December, 2018 As it approaches its centenary, Wemhöner Surface Technologies continues to grow and currently has a full order book for its factories in Germany and China. Mike Botting visited chief executive Heiner Wemhöner at his Herford HQ
Stronger Together 21 December, 2018 With a long history in wood-size-reduction machinery, Pallmann is now a wholly-owned company within the Siempelkamp group. Mike Botting visited Pallmann’s Zweibrücken HQ to seek the latest news about its machinery
Total Protection 21 December, 2018 Minimax, based in Bad Oldesloe in northern Germany, has an international reputation for on-the-line fire protection system for panel factories. However, there is much more to this company, as Mike Botting discovered
Building on success 21 December, 2018 With another successful year approaching a close, complete line supplier Dieffenbacher is looking forward to the future with new developments and new markets to explore. Mike Botting visited the company's Eppingen headquarters
Global plywood industry update 21 December, 2018 This update has an emphasis on North America, where lowerthan- expected housing starts, cheap imports and OSB are adversely affecting the industry. Will Canadian and US makers be able to maintain plywood and veneer-based volumes? Richard F (Dick) Baldwin PhD and Richard W (Rich) Baldwin MBA, analyse the situation
China and Latin America lead with new capacity 21 December, 2018 The first part of our annual global survey of the particleboard industry was published in our October/november edition. In part 2, Mike Botting looks at the mills outside Europe and North America and summarises global capacity and the future prospects for the industry
Future feedstocks for mdf production 15 November, 2018 Our guest expert in this issue is Dr Rob Elias, director of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, North Wales, UK
Greenjoist shows potential 15 November, 2018 A number of international players, including Imal, are backing the GREENJOIST project, whichaims to open up applications in industrial logistics markets for a recycled wood beam
High performance with elegance 15 November, 2018

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