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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the WOOD editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Above and BE.YOND
25 November, 2019
Dave Huggins, business development director at IDS in the UK talks about the importance of panel products fulfilling green credentials
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Panel futures 25 November, 2019 A special 30th anniversary for the BioComposites Centre was the background for this year’s International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) in Wales
Capacity growth 25 November, 2019 Part 1 of our annual survey on the world’s particleboard capacity shows growth both in Europe and North America, with the latest new mills now coming on stream in the US. Stephen Powney reports
Getting a grip 25 November, 2019 Panel products can be awkward to handle but, as Julian Champkin from WBPI sister title Hoist magazine explains, lifting technology is up to the challenge
Sonae Arauco adds extra dimension 25 November, 2019 Sonae Arauco’s new three-dimensional fibreboard won the Innovation: Product Category at this year’s TTJ Awards, organised by WBPI sister title, the Timber Trades Journal (TTJ)
CIFF Shanghai Show delivers on the numbers 25 November, 2019 The 44th CIFF Shanghai exhibition came to a close at the NECC in Hongqiao after being attended by a record number of exhibitors and visitors. It also saw a record number of events, which included 40 conferences, forums and themed events
The growing popularity of Laminate flooring 25 November, 2019 The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and here we trace the development of this most popular flooring
The Question of Durability 25 November, 2019 Our guest expert, Dr Simon Curling FIMMM, project officer at the BioComposites Centre in Bangor discussed decay and durability
Industry 4.0 A Big Opportunity for Panels 25 September, 2019 There is a strong possibility for the panels sector to lead the way with Building Maintenance 4.0, says Dr Graham Ormondroyd of the BioComposites Centre.
Thermal Fluids: Reducing Risk 25 September, 2019 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 25 September, 2019 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 25 September, 2019 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 25 September, 2019 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


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