Wood Based Panels


CenturyPly revenues recovering from pandemic
20 July, 2021 Leading India plywood manufacturer has told the Times of India that it hopes to return to pre-pandemic revenue levels in July.
  • Canadian formaldehyde rules published
    Health Canada has published its final formaldehyde regulations for composite panels in the July 7 issue of Canada Gazette, according to the Composite Panel Association (CPA) in its latest newsletter.


How much can you see?
16 July, 2021 Dr Athanasios Dimitriou, research scientist at the BioComposites Centre, Bangor University explores the subject of light and vision, explaining the benefits technology can bring in this area
  • A lead a minute
    Interzum @home attracted 10,000 participants from 132 countries and featured 230 digital events
  • Go Lab in Wood Fibre Insulation Board First
    Plans to establish the first wood fibre insulation board plant in the US are moving apace, with equipment already transferred to the Maine site from Europe. We look at the plant plans
  • Making the most of wood
    Global demand for wood fibre, coupled with the need to be cost-competitive and sustainable has led to increasing use of recycled wood in the wood-based panels industry. Stephen Powney looks at the topic and speaks to two different equipment suppliers in this area – PAL and Dieffenbacher
  • Global recovery
    In the second panel discussion of WBPI’s Beyond Covid Conference, we examine the pandemic’s impact on different world regions in the panel industry. Clive Pinnington, managing director of the European Panel Federation, moderated a panel including Andy O’Hare, president of the Composite Panel Federation; Pablo Figueroa Lopez, co-managing director, Finsa; and José Carlos da Fonseca Junior, executive director, IBA (Brazilian Tree Industry).


Responding to the coronavirus challenge
30 April, 2020 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.
  • 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.