Wood Based Panels


EPF signs the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal
23 February, 2024 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has joined with 72 leading companies and 34 industry organisations in signing the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal.


Making the nucleus dance with NMR
28 November, 2023 Carlo Kupfernagel, a PhD student at the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University in Wales, explains NMR spectroscopy
  • IMAL PAL Group Opens New Lab
    For our Part 2 Focus on Italy report, we interview IMAL PAL Group – the wood-based panels technology supplier based in Modena. Stephen Powney spoke to group managing director Loris Zanasi
  • Ireland bound
    Geoff Rhodes, independent consultant and former long-serving marketing and sales director at MEDITE looks back 40 years to Medford Corporation’s multi-million dollar investment in the Clonmel factory
  • Markets See Downward Swing
    Reduced demand and a generally difficult market situation has added pressure for manufacturers of particleboard. Stephen Powney looks at markets and mill investments in this Part One Focus on Particleboard report, looking at Europe and North America
  • Proactive customer service
    Wood-based panels production technology manufacturer Dieffenbacher has now had an operational presence in the US for 11 years. The company provides this update on the development of its US subsidiary.


Birch plywood investigation responds to concerns
25 September, 2023 In the UK there have been many rumours over the past year of birch plywood originating from Russia circumventing the current import ban on the product.
  • Ukrainian panels sector surprise
    It seems incredible that wood-based panels factories can operate successfully in a war zone, but that is exactly what is happening in the west of the Ukraine for Swiss Krono’s two facilities there.
  • Caution signalled on markets ahead
    Gatherings of representatives from the global wood-based panels industry are always a good bellwether of market trends and a means of identifying opportunities and challenges in the sector.
  • Getting our Ligna fix - digitally
    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.