Wood Based Panels
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
Guangxi Xiangsheng Household Materials Technology Co Ltd has signed an order with Siempelkamp for the supply of a new 300,000m3 capacity particleboard line.Read more
Leading global furniture fair Salone del Mobile will be in September next year to give the event a better opportunity of success against the backdrop of the global pandemic.
Duratex records best ever quarter results in Q3
Brazilian wood-based panels manufacturer Duratex has recorded a stellar Q3, with its earnings (EBITDA) rising 83.6% to R$252.1m – the best quarterly results in the history of the company.
West Fraser to acquire Norbord and create global wood products leading group
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.
Dieffenbacher modernises plants in Germany, Poland and Vietnam
Wood-based panels manufacturing systems provider Dieffenbacher has shared details on a number of plant modernisations projects designed to help panel producers stay competitive.
Norbord posts record Q3 earnings as OSB prices rocket
Norbord recorded its strongest quarter ever earnings in Q3, 2020, driven by higher OSB prices.
There has never been a better time to be involved in research for the further development of wood products, says Dr Graham Ormondroyd of Bangor University, Wales
The show must go on
Despite taking place just six weeks after the rescheduled 45th CIFF Guangzhou, the 46th CIFF Shanghai incorporating WMF was a success with good visitor numbers
OHRA has delivered a racking system for an automatic sheet material warehouse in the Czech Republic
IMAL’S ‘full house’ lab testing
Wood-based panels production technology manufacturer IMAL PAL has invested time and resources developing a collection of laboratory production equipment to allow companies to produce sample boards without having to use any elements of their main production line. Stephen Powney reports
Ukrainian market shows potential despite pandemic
The wood-based panels market in the Ukraine shows potential for growth despite challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, writes WBPI correspondent Eugene Gerden
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.