Wood Based Panels
Al Talah Board from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has produced its first “Desert Board” branded OSB products made using recycled date palm tree waste.Read more
Kastamonu Entegre has placed an order with Siempelkamp for an MDF plant featuring the longest continuous press on the Turkish market.Read more
LLC Murashinskiy plywood plant and Spanish woodworking machinery specialist Biele Group have successfully implemented their first collaboration project consisting of an automatic 35 daylight hot press line with a production 50,000m3/year of 8x4 plywood boards.
European parquet flooring consumption expands by 5.8% in 2021
FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet industry - estimates the overall consumption figures on the European parquet flooring market for the year 2021 significantly increased by 5.8%, compared to 2020.
First Desert Board branded date palm OSB produced by Al Talah
Al Talah Board from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has produced its first “Desert Board” branded OSB products made using recycled date palm tree waste.
Weinig Group launches €15m investment programme at subsidiary Holz-Her
Leading German woodworking machinery manufacturer Weinig Group is investing €15m in its Panel Processing division to promote its subsidiary Holz-Her.
Dieffenbacher hits €400m sales in 2021
German wood-based panels production technology manufacturer Dieffenbacher has posted annual sales of €400m for 2021 and expects further growth in the coming years through its focus on sustainability and digitalization
The BioComposite Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear looks at the density profile of MDF
Russian panels market booms
Good market dynamics exist in the Russian wood-based panels market, with a rise in plant investment projects there, reports WBPI Russia correspondent Eugene Gerden
Kronospan invests in Slovakia
Kronospan is planning a €120m MDF investment in central Slovakia, reports WBPI’s Poland correspondent, Jaroslaw Adamowski
What the future holds?
Cellulose and carbon – what can be done with this waste? HONEXT is one of the latest propositions of panelboard products made using alternative materials. WBPI correspondent Geoff Rhodes report
IMEAS develops four-sided sanding innovation
Sanding technology manufacturer Imeas sees growth in industry investment levels and is innovating with new developments in the engineered wood sector. Stephen Powney speaks to Imeas sales director Francesco Zenere
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.