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Picking up the durable baton
Dr. Simon Curling FIMMM, project officer at the BioComposites Centre in Bangor, outlines how biological durability needs to be a critical element of product development.
APA – the Engineered Wood Association has adapted to changes in the wood based panels industry while remaining true to its core principles. President Ed Elias talks to Keren Fallwell
The hardboard market in the UK might be small but it is growing. Sally Spencer reports
Green river panels scores a hat-trick
Green River Panels’ third particleboard line will help the company expand its market share. Keren Fallwell reports.
Changing ownership still affects industry
In the first part of our annual survey of the global MDF producing industry, independent consultant Geoff Rhodes looks at the MDF Mills and their capacities in Europe and North America in 2017 and at the prospects for 2018 and beyond.
Norbord’s new £95m OSB line in Scotland is up and running and ready to capitalise on the booming market for the panel product. Keren Fallwell reports
Lemeks expands into plywood
Estonian company AS Lemeks is establishing itself as a plywood manufacturer, building a plywood and birch veneer plant in Jõgeva. Jaroslaw Adamowski reports
Kronospan has big ambitions in Russia
Kronospan has big plans for business in Russia, including creating one of the largest particleboard plants in eastern Europe and a new MDF mill. Eugene Gerden reports
A dedicated UK production facility for Tricoya modified wood chips – the key ingredient in Tricoya modified wood panels – will open early next year. Stephen Powney reports.
Designs of the future
Just yards away from the towering Alps and spectacularly positioned on the Austrian-German border is the founding company of Egger, an ideal example of growth and determination
So long and thanks for all the chips!
In his final column, Dr Mark Irle looks back on nearly 18 years of writing for WBPI.
Globus’s new Sharpening Room is a single set-up that handles the whole sharpening process – a development that managing director Fabio Paron describes as revolutionary. He talks to Julian Champkin
Kelzenberg scores a century
Kelzenberg’s centenary is a testament to the company’s ability to evolve. Keren Fallwell reports
Siempelkamp in India
Two new MDF plants will boost India’s production capacity
Digital fabrication is enabling wood based panels to create complex shapes. Stephen Powney reports
The digital revolution means panel processing machinery manufacturers are providing more than just machines
It's all there in the names
Homag has introduced a group-wide identity for all its machines
Momentum builds in North America
North America is finally shrugging off the long grasp of the global financial crisis as idled mills are brought back to life. Keren Fallwell reports.
Production capacity continues to grow
New mills are coming into production as economic and construction growth continues. Keren Fallwell reports
Kingfisher fights for protection
Recycled wood puts greater strain on equipment and machinery. Kingfisher Industrial, manufacturers of wear resistant process plant and equipment, identified this problem back in 1990. Julian Champkin spoke with MD John Connolly.