Wood Based Panels


CPA vaccine mandate survey shows panel industry concerns
18 October, 2021 US wood panel manufacturers have expressed concern about potential production disruption coming from President Joe Biden’s proclamation stipulating mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all US companies with more than for 100 employees.


Cutting our carbon
20 August, 2021 The BioComposites Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear looks at carbon emissions
  • Huber plans OSB capacity expansion
    Soaring North American OSB demand and prices have activated investment in production capacity. Huber Engineered Woods (HEW) has announced plans to increase capacity with a new mill in Minnesota, reports Stephen Powney
  • Developing through the decades
    Spanish chemical company Fusoni is the only producer of additives for the wood industry in Spain. Stephen Powney gets the latest update from the company
  • The appliance of science
    Resin technology specialist NTL Chemical Consulting has over 30 years of experience in the field. Stephen Powney interviewed NTL founder and managing director Nikos Pargianas about the company’s recent developments and his experience of doing business during the Covid-19 pandemic


Getting our Ligna fix - digitally
20 August, 2021 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.
  • 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.