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Wood-based panels industry scholarship offered
26 February, 2019
One award, worth £1,000 or two awards each worth £500 are now available to support early career development within the wood based panel sector.
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Norbord invests further £35m into Inverness factory
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Wood panel manufacturer Norbord is investing £35m into the second phase of development of its Inverness factory in Scotland – taking overall investment in the past two years to £145m.
Binos delivers equipment for Norway wood fibre insulation factory
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Binos has reported that it successfully delivered core production elements for the new Hunton Fiber AS wood fibre insulation factory in Norway.
Timber “perfectly placed” to benefit from growing wellness economy, conference hears
Thursday, February 14, 2019 TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference, which took place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on February 13 heard that the wood sector is perfectly placed to potentially benefit from the growing global wellbeing economy.
Record revenue for Wemhöner
Monday, January 28, 2019 Wemhöner Surface Technologies closed 2018 with the highest annual revenue in the company’s history to date. Revenue exceeded €100m and was 10% up on the previous year.
Organiser hails success of Domotex 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019 Domotex, the leading showcase for floorcoverings recorded a slight dip in attendance during the January 11-14 show, attributing this to “market concentration”.
Schattdecor acquires US Coating Company
Monday, January 14, 2019 Wood based panels surfacing giant The Schattdecor Group has finalised the purchase of US Coating Company, of South Carolina.
Tricoya agreement could open way for modified wood panels in SE Asia
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Accsys, the company behind Accoya modified wood, has announced that its subsidiary, Tricoya Technologies Limited (TTL), has entered into an agreement with PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) to potentially build an integrated acetic anhydride and Tricoya wood elements production plant in Malaysia.
EPF signs landmark formaldehyde agreement for worker protection
Friday, December 07, 2018 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has signed a landmark agreement on enhanced protection in respect of formaldehyde for workers in the wood-based panels manufacturing industry.
International Panel Products Symposium will offer its successful blend of ideal topics
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 The International Panel Products Symposium 2013 will be held in Llandudno, North Wales on October 9-10. Organised by the BioComposites Centre, the conference once again offers its successful blend of academic and industrial research with ample networking opportunities.
Fire hits Egger panel plant
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 A huge fire in the biomass plant has hit Egger UK’s wood panel plant in Hexham.
Interzum 2013 in Cologne
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Interzum 2013 takes place at the Cologne International Expocentre, Germany, May 13-16. The event is aimed at professionals linked to furniture and interior construction industries.
Dieffenbacher and Carmanah in Cooperation Agreement
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau of Eppingen, Germany, and Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc of Surrey, BC, Canada have signed a Cooperation Agreement for the supply of disc and ring stranding systems to engineered wood applications outside of North America.
UPM’s Aureskoski further processing mill ceases operations
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 UPM’s Aureskoski further processing mill ceased operations December.
Weyerhaeuser Products Ltd relocates to Ireland
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Weyerhaeuser Products Ltd, the European sales arm for Weyerhaeuser’s South American wood products, has relocated its operations from Brussels, Belgium to Dublin, Ireland, in a move designed to strengthen the company’s ability to provide sales and marketing support to its Lumin and Lyptus customers throughout Europe.
BASF increases prices for wood based glues
Monday, September 03, 2012 BASF has increased its prices for Kaurit and Kauramin brands in Europe by €10/mt due to higher energy, personnel and maintenance costs.
Swedspan invests in new production plant in Slovakia
Friday, August 31, 2012 Swedspan, an international producer of wood based panels and belonging to the IKEA Industry Group, is to invest in lightweight panel technology and panel board production in Malacky, Slovakia.
Veneer work brochure now in English
Friday, August 31, 2012 The German ‘Initiative Furnier + Natur (IFN) e.V.’ is now making its information brochure Veneer in Interior Work available in English for the first time in the form of a PDF file with free download.
ZOW 2013, Bad Salzuflen, Germany
Friday, August 31, 2012 ZOW in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, the premier event of all the global ZOW trade shows for components, accessories and semi-finished products for the furniture industry, will once again take place February 18-21, 2013 at Messe Zentrum, Bad Salzuflen.
New owners for Pfleiderer in insolvency deal
Friday, August 31, 2012 Luxembourg investment company Atlantik SA is set to become the new owner of debt-laden panels producer Pfleiderer AG.

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