Wood Based Panels
Siempelkamp has announced that the thin board MDF plant it supplied to Starwood’s Inegöl location has now moved to a stable three-shift operation.Read more
Timber Development UK (TDUK) has warned importers and buyers of birch plywood to ensure they don’t fall foul of sanctions on Russian wood, after it emerged that product containing Russian birch is being traded illegally through alternative trade channels.Read more
Wood-based material manufacturer, EGGER UK Ltd, has invested over £15m into recycling operations at its site in Hexham.
New Starwood thin board MDF plant at Inegol moves to three-shift operation
Siempelkamp has announced that the thin board MDF plant it supplied to Starwood’s Inegöl location has now moved to a stable three-shift operation.
Dexco posts Q2 results
Brazilian wood-based panels manufacturer Dexco (formerly known as Duratex) saw its wood division reported a dip in earnings and production volumes in Q2, compared to a year ago.
British Columbia’s falling timber availability prompts West Fraser to reduce output at BC facilities
Timber shortages in British Columbia have been partly blamed for West Fraser’s decision to curtail production at two sawmills and a plywood plant in the province.
West Fraser posts another strong set of results
The world’s largest OSB producer West Fraser has reported another strong set of results, posting adjusted EBITDA of US$762m for Q2.
The BioComposite Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear says the wide range of feedstocks and adhesives being considered in the panels industry will keep future recyclers on their toes
EPF prepares for symposium
The EPF’s Wood Based Panels Symposium will take place in Hamburg in Germany from October 13-14
Kastamonu Entegre eyes top three spot in the global wood-based panel market
Bioproducts serving society
Ambassador José Carlos da Fonseca Jr, executive director of IBA (Brazilian Tree Industry), explains how Brazil’s wood-based panels sector has been ready to meet heated demand
BC centre embarks on recycled wood research
The BioComposites Centre at Bangor University, Wales, has embarked on a recycled wood research project to improve perspectives on use of the material in particleboard
I’m sure many readers of WBPI have the familiar experience of walking the halls of the Hannover Messe for the biennial Ligna exhibition of the global woodworking industries.
Responding to the coronavirus challenge
As I write this column, the coronavirus pandemic was starting to impact the international woodbased panels industry, with reports of mills starting to adjust production and even temporarily close some operations in North America and Europe.
Trade Show calendar will look different in 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has dominated the news of late and it is now having some ramifications on elements of the global wood-based panels sector and exhibitions.
Investment and growth continues
Judging by the amount of investment and expansion news we have in this issue, the buoyancy in the global panels industry continues unabated.