Wood Based Panels


Uvadrev-Holding orders second particleboard plant from Siempelkamp
22 February, 2021 Russian wood-based panels manufacturer Uvadrev-Holding has placed an order with Siempelkamp for a new particleboard plant.


Steinemann looks to the future
29 January, 2021 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
  • Rapid response
    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


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.