Wood Based Panels
Starwood has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply an MDF line in Inegol, Turkey, that will include a 9ft wide by 63.5m long CPS+ press, the largest continuous wood-based panel press in Turkey.Read more
Homag, the world’s largest woodworking machinery manufacturer, has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a €10m extension to its main Schopfloch production site in Germany.Read more
One of India’s largest laminates manufacturers Merino Industries Ltd is to start particleboard production after ordering a new particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher.Read more
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.
Dongwha’s new Hanoi plant’s speedy start-up
Wood-based panels equipment supplier Siempelkamp says its customer Dongwha’s new plant in Hanoi, Vietnam is already producing 20% above the output guaranteed in the contract.
Huntsman earnings up, boosted by higher MDI selling prices
MDI producer Huntsman recorded increased revenues in its Q2, 2021 largely due to higher MDI average selling prices and higher sales volumes compared to the second quarter of 2020.
Starwood orders MDF line from Dieffenbacher for Inegol plant
Starwood has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply an MDF line in Inegol, Turkey, that will include a 9ft wide by 63.5m long CPS+ press, the largest continuous wood-based panel press in Turkey.
LP sales more than double as OSB business soars
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation reported a 142% increase in net sales for Q2, 2021 to US$1.3bn compared to the same period in the prior year.
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
EPF highlights growing OSB and softboard sectors
The European Panel Federation (EPF) held a press conference in June to share the results of its annual report charting the performance of European wood-based panels industries in 2020-21
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
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.