Wood Based Panels


Leading global furniture fair moves to autumn 2021 date
02 December, 2020 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.


Innovation imperatives
27 November, 2020 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
  • Automatic Systematic
    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


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.