Wood Based Panels
Andritz has received an order from Guangxi Chongzuo Lelin Forestry Development Co Ltd to supply a chip washing system and pressurized refining system for its MDF production line near Chongzuo in Guangxi province, China.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
Russian wood-based panels manufacturer Uvadrev-Holding has placed an order with Siempelkamp for a new particleboard plant.
Dieffenbacher to supply new Homanit, Lithuania plant
Dieffenbacher has won the order to supply a complete THDF line for Homanit in Lithuania.
WBPI’s Beyond Covid virtual event changes date to May 11
Wood Based Panels International's (WBPI) virtual half-day conference event - Beyond Covid-19: The global wood-based panels industry adapting for the future – will be taking place on May 11.
Andritz to supply world’s largest chip washing and pressurized refining system to China
Andritz has received an order from Guangxi Chongzuo Lelin Forestry Development Co Ltd to supply a chip washing system and pressurized refining system for its MDF production line near Chongzuo in Guangxi province, China.
Starwood orders MDF line for Inegol operation
Turkish wood-based panels producer Starwood has signed an order with Siempelkamp for the supply of a high-performance thin board MDF plant for the former’s Inegol operation.
Swiss wide belt sanding machine manufacturer Steinemann is looking to give panel producers full transparency over their sanding processes and greater quality control. Stephen Powney talks to Sebastian Kohlhase, Steinemann’s product manager, marketing & sales
Refining the future
Andritz, a leading supplier of fibre preparation equipment, identifies saving energy as a main current requirement from its customers worldwide. Stephen Powney talks to Michael Rupp and Michael Frint, joint vice presidents Panelboard Group
Wemhöner presses on
World leader in short-cycle presses Wemhöner is meeting the furniture industry’s increasing requirements for small batch production and higher-value products. Stephen Powney catches up with the German company
A year to remember
This second part of our annual global particleboard survey focuses on developments outside Europe and North America. Stephen Powney reports
Wood-based panels technology specialist Dieffenbacher says it has adapted to the “new norm” of the pandemic and it is managing to fulfill its orders worldwide. Stephen Powney interviewed Stefan Zipf, Dieffenbachers’s head of Business Unit Wood at the end of October
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.