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08 December, 2016
Pre-pressing compresses the raw mattress of a panel before it enters the main hot press. Dr Mark Irle explains the benefits
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Confidence grows in stronger future 08 December, 2016 The European Panel Federation held its 10th biennial Symposium from October 5-7. Julian Champkin was there.
Energy saving and wear reduction 08 December, 2016 An overlooked property of lubricating oils is the residue that they leave under evaporation. A new family of high-temperature oils for the wood panels industry tackles the problem. Anton Kulikov, sales development manager at Klüber Lubrication, explains
A New, Lightweight OSB-type Board 08 December, 2016 A new lightweight wood based panel has been developed by a major European co-operative effort. It is called I-PAN. IMAL, the Italian headquartered specialists in wood based panel machinery, were the project co-ordinators. Here they explain the concept, the development, and the results
Jörg Kaufmann: Belting it out 08 December, 2016 Jörg Kaufmann is global product manager at Sandvik Surface Solutions, in charge of belts for continuous presses. WBPI asked him about issues and prospects for Sandvik and other German-based players in the industry.
Schelling cuts straight to industry 4.0 06 December, 2016 Schelling is the worldwide leader in cut-to-size machines and plants for wood panels
Steinemann: Quality and Support come first 06 December, 2016 Steinemann is based in Switzerland, where manufacturing is expensive but where quality more than outweighs the capital costs
Binos: Solutions whose time has come 06 December, 2016 Binos, long ahead of its time, has solutions that the market may now appreciate
GreCon builds on history 06 December, 2016 A cutting-edge company in a historic factory has a tradition of innovation
Dieffenbacher - 3D feeding of Knife ring flakers 06 December, 2016 B Maier Zerkleinerungstechnik GmbH, part of the Dieffenbacher Group, introduces an innovation for optimising flake preparation for particleboard production
Germany: A tradition of excellence 06 December, 2016 In the engineering world, Germany has an unrivalled reputation. In making machinery for the wood based panel industry, the same is true. German and German-speaking countries are strong contributors. Julian Champkin visited Germany, Austria and Switzerland to discover how they do it
After little change, capacities on the up 06 December, 2016 In Part Two of our survey of particleboard capacity worldwide we report on mills and capacities in the world outside Europe and North America; and on plans for expansion and development.
Density 26 October, 2016 The market demands low density panels – but density affects mechanical strength. Manufacturers must therefore keep tight control over their process lines. Dr Mark Irle gives guidance.

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