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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
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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
Ligna is a success
Ligna, the world's premier woodworking exhibition, was held in May 2019 in Hannover, Germany. Mike Botting was there to bring us this report of new products and an upbeat mood among panel industry exhibitors
MDF expansion continues apace
New MDF investment in Lithuania, and a rice straw MDF plant in the US are now nearing completion. Meanwhile, Russia, Turkey and Mexico still lead the main expansion in MDF capacity in Europe and North America, reports Geoff Rhodes
Wood and wellness
WBPI's sister magazine, TTJ’s, Wood and Wellness conference heard that timber has the perfect opportunity to benefit from the growing well-being agenda. Sally Spencer reports.
More than simply surface appeal
There was more to the panel products, decors and flooring at London’s Surface Design Show than met the eye. Latest surfaces are also about high tech materials and processing, malleability, texture – even smell. TTJ’s Mike Jeffree reports.
Surfing the wave of MDF waste
Dr Mark Irle, of the Ecole Supérieur du Bois in France, looks at the well-known use of recycled Wood in making particleboard, but suggests that recycling MDF itself is a different problem - and one which requires addressing with some urgency
The future has arrived. Forward-thinking panel manufacturers are taking advantage of innovative new features on new systems which can also be retro-fitted to existing equipment, says refiner manufacturer Andritz.