Wood Based Panels


Siempelkamp announces restructuring programme
08 September, 2020 Siempelkamp has announced a restructuring program which is designed to sustainably strengthen the company's competitiveness in a difficult global market environment.
  • SMARTPLY plant set for €44m upgrade
    Coillte, Ireland’s largest commercial forestry and land solutions company, has approved a €44.4m investment to improve and upgrade MEDITE SMARTPLY’s SMARTPLY OSB plant in County Waterford.


The rise and rise of LCA
10 July, 2020 Campbell Skinner, life cycle assessment analyst at the BioComposites Centre in Wales explains why wood-based products are well-placed to take advantage of the trend for LCA
  • Collection selection
    The new Egger Decorative Collection 2020-22 was introduced earlier this year and was the biggest product launch for the company since 2017, offering the very best decors and textures with a focus on the latest design trends
  • Smart design
    Surfacing giant Schattdecor’s Smartfoil Nature and Smartflex Nature innovations are designed to closely resemble the visuals of natural wood. Stephen Powney reports
  • Surfaces at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic
    The focus on surfaces in relation to contamination and the spread of infection has probably never been higher than at the moment. Franco Bulian, deputy director of Italian-based testing and analysis laboratory for the wood and furniture industry Catas has been looking at the issue


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.