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EPF sets out plans to ensure efficient and optimal use of biomass resources 13 July, 2016
The bioeconomy is increasingly viewed by policymakers as a golden time to develop opportunities that will facilitate economic and employment growth whilst delivering solutions that address the global challenges presented by climate change and energy security, and the wood based panel and furniture industries are proud to be part of the bioeconomy, asserts EPF, the European Panel Federation.
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Newly approved ANSI Particleboard and MDF Standards available
Thursday, July 07, 2016 The Composite Panel Association (CPA) has made available the revised ANSI A208.2-2016 MDF for Interior Applications and ANSI A208.1-2016 Particleboard Standards, superseding the 2009 versions.
Oslo incoporates kebony in ambitious harbour regeneration project
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Oslo is currently embarking upon one of the most adventurous harbour regeneration projects ever undertaken in Europe.
Year-to-date panel shipments up 3% over 2015
Thursday, July 07, 2016 May 2016 shipments of particleboard and MDF in the US and Canada totalled 495 million ft2 (¾in basis), an increase of 6.58% over May 2015 total shipments of 464 million ft2. Year-to-date shipments remain ahead of 2015 by 3.18% at 2.383 million ft2, despite a 3.8% dip from the previous month.
Kronospan announces major expansion of North American operations
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Kronospan is to expand its operations located in Oxford, Alabama.
SCM Group expands its operations in Australia
Thursday, July 07, 2016 SCM Group, leading producer of industrial machinery and components for woodworking and advanced materials processing, is to boost its presence in Australia.
MDF plant destined for Brazil with CPS+ supplied by Dieffenbacher
Thursday, July 07, 2016 A newly formed cooperation, Placas do Brasil, has ordered a THDF/MDF plant with a capacity of 300,000m³/year.
China’s forest products valued at US$140bn
Thursday, June 30, 2016 The total value of China’s forest products trade in 2015 was US$140bn, a year-on-year decline of 1%, accounting for 3.1% of the total national commodity trade value.
Deutsche Messe enters Mexican wood industry market
Thursday, June 30, 2016 Deutsche Messe AG, which commands a world portfolio of wood industry trades with flagship Ligna, has acquired a majority stake in Magna ExpoMueblera in a key move that expands its footprint in the Americas trade fair market.
CPSC concludes Lumber Liquidators I nvestigation
Thursday, June 30, 2016 The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has ended its investigation of Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring and will not issue a full product recall. Lumber Liquidators has agreed to the following:
Stiles solutions seminar a teaser to IWF 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016 Stiles Machinery Inc, a member of the Homag Group, recently held another Manufacturing Solutions Seminar at its showroom and finishing laboratory in High Point, North Carolina.

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