Wood Based Panels
Drevo Trust has commissioned one of the first fully automatic warehouses for wooden sheet materials in the Czech Republic.Read more
Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.Read more
Siempelkamp has announced a restructuring program which is designed to sustainably strengthen the company's competitiveness in a difficult global market environment.
CPA welcomes new president
The Composite Panel Association (CPA) welcomed Andy O’Hare as its new president on August 3.
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.
Rosenheim Technical University extends application period for next generation of wood specialists
Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Science has extended the date for applications for its wood courses until August 14.
EPF stats show wood-based panel production declined in 2019
Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.
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
Recovery of panel demand in Russia restimulates investment
The demand for wood-based panels in Russia is steadily recovering after several months of decline, caused by the peak of Covid-19 in the country. WBPI correspondent Eugene Gerden reports
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
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
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.