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Sustainable forestry helps save rare species 24 May, 2011

Norbord, European manufacturer of wood based panel products, sources all its virgin softwood in the UK from domestic forests, mainly in Scotland where the company manufactures its Sterling brand...

3-D Density structure of panels produced in a single pressing process 24 May, 2011

Use of special 3-D structures in sandwich constructions, such as corrugated board or other lightweight panels, is well-known. However until now, no technology could produce such engineered...

North American market recovery: is it faltering? 20 May, 2011

Developing economies in Asia and Latin America have out-performed the developed world, particularly Europe and the US. However, there have been exceptions; resource-rich economies such as Canada...

A wide range of products to beat the credit crunch 20 May, 2011

Visiting Santiago de compostela in northwest Spain is like taking a step back in history.

The city, the capital of the celtic region of Galicia, is one of the three most sacred places in...

Hydraulic presses need effective sealing 31 January, 2011

State-of-the-art continuous press lines have been taking an increasing share of the total manufacturing capacity of raw boards in Europe and globally. However, the majority of today’s presses...

The continuing story of the amazing Chinese panel markets 28 January, 2011

The late-2008 boost to spending and consumption in China provided by massive spending on infrastructure and other labour- and material-intensive schemes was reflected in 2009 by a rapid...

Challenges facing Iran’s particleboard industry 28 January, 2011

It is over half a century since the first particleboard production line, of 12,000m3 a year, was established in Bandar Chamkhaleh, Gilan province in Iran.

The existing huge quantity of...

Investing for the future at Kronospan’s UK plant 03 December, 2010

To put the Kronospan group’s  European activities into perspective, it currently has panel making capacities of around nine million m3 of particleboard, five million m3 of MDF and three million...

Softwood plywood celebrates centennial 27 June, 2010

It was a gathering of the plywood clan assembled by APA-The Engineered Wood Association and the Plywood Pioneers Association to recall those initial, virtually hand-made, wonders.
John...

Joint strength 16 February, 2010

Wood products companies in the US are under pressure from the economy, environmental regulation and competing materials, says Robert Glowinski, AWC executive director.
The AWC believes that...

The slow and painful recovery has begun 15 February, 2010

A year ago (Issue 1, 2009, p54) we were trying to assess the damage caused by the 2008 financial meltdown and the resulting crisis. At the end of 2009 and early in 2010, the consensus is that...

Wood school 11 February, 2010

The Ecole Supérieure du Bois (ESB) was established in Paris in 1934 as a result of financial support from the wood products sector and significant lobbying of the Ministries of Agriculture and...

Sticking with MDI 23 December, 2009

Many people will associate MDI (Methylene Diphenyl di-isocyanate) resins with the manufacture of OSB, but in fact this versatile binder can be applied to the production of other composite wood...

Sudati is first in MDF 07 April, 2009

In December 2008, Brazilian plywood manufacturer Sudati plywood industry ltda became the first producer of MDF in the state of Santa Catarina

Sunds gets dry 07 April, 2009

The market has long been looking for a system to
significantly reduce resin
consumption in the
production of such products as low density, medium
density and high density
fibreboard. Sunds MDF Technologies AB in Sweden claims to have the answer

Filling niches 10 February, 2009

Western Pneumatics, Inc is a
26-year-old, technically-focused, US firm with a
concentration on niche markets and a growing overseas presence. The current economic pinch has had a large...

How much longer in the deep freeze? 10 February, 2009

About a year ago, I said that
the negative economic rhetoric was overblown and that people were ignoring too many of the positive factors which would support recovery in housing – and...

Resination 10 December, 2008 All the patience and efforts in developing its mechanical fibre resination system have paid off with outstanding results, says Imal,
headquartered in San Domaso, Modena, Italy. It says that...

All change in China? 10 December, 2008 The awesome growth in Chinese panel consumption and production since the beginning of the century seemed a year ago to be uninterruptable. Total consumption (domestic plus exports) of all types of...

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