Wood Based Panels
Use of video conferencing technology helped Dieffenbacher speed up installation and commissioning of EVOsteam technology at Pfleiderer’s MDF plant in Baruth, Germany.Read more
West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena.Read more
IMAL-PAL Group is breaking new ground by supplying technology for the world’s first manufacturer of insulation board using cork raw material.
Ligna 2021 cancelled due to pandemic, next event in 2023
Deutsche Messe has announced that this year’s Ligna exhibition will not be held as a physical event and the next show will happen to 2023.
Latvijas Finieris uses eco-friendly glue
The environmentally friendly green glue – Riga ECOlogical – where bio-based renewable lignin is used as a replacement for the traditional fossil phenol, is the latest move towards a new sustainable plywood industry by Latvijas Finieris. The innovative green glue is gradually replacing the traditional glues used in the production of Riga Wood plywood and has been successfully used in various projects.
Nile Wood places follow-up order with Dieffenbacher
Egyptian MDF newcomer is to extend its complete plant order to include a wood-chip cleaning line.
Guararapes places MDF plant order with Siempelkamp
Brazilian wood-based panels producer Guararapes Paineis S/A has placed an order for an MDF plant with Siempelkamp.
WBPI is holding a half-day virtual conference to look at furniture & design trend movements, the performance of global wood-based panel markets and an update on technologies. Stephen Powney reports
Global surfacing specialist Schattdecor has adapted its “Urban Styles: Places of tomorrow” trend concept to reflect new trends and influences
IPCO to highlight innovation in 2021
Steel press belt manufacturer IPCO has a new CEO starting soon. We asked the company, which has production centres worldwide including in Sweden and Germany, about its key developments
Kleiberit continues growth with HotCoating
Over the last 10 years, the Kleiberit HotCoating process has successfully established itself worldwide as an innovative technology in surface finishing, compared to conventional coating processes. WBPI asked Kleiberit’s Rainer Kampwerth, sales responsible for surface products and surface technologies, some key questions
Starwood expands thin MDF production
Turkish wood-based panels producer Starwood is expanding once again, this time planning to add a thin MDF/HDF plant to its operations, reports Stephen Powney
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.
Innovation drives industry
In wood we have a material that lends itself to innovation.