Wood Based Panels


Berneck orders the world’s largest drum dryer from Dieffenbacher
24 June, 2022 Brazilian wood-based panel manufacturer is to more than double its particleboard capacity in Curitibanos with a new energy system and drum dryer from Dieffenbacher.
  • IDS acquired by Chiltern Capital
    Surface materials specialist distributor IDS has announced that it has been acquired by private equity investor Chiltern Capital.


Biele delivers higher yield
27 May, 2022 Biele has completed a complex project in two stages for Hessen-based Bürstadt Furniture and the installation has given the company the ability to produce lightboards
  • Innovus marks decade
    The Innovus decorative panels brand of international wood-based panels producer Sonae Arauco has reached a 10-year milestone in the market
  • Investor brings leading brands together
    Consolidation in the wood processing technology industry has been advancing, with the USNR and Wood Fiber Group acquisitions and merger by a private equity group one of the most recent examples
  • Turbo charged Turboden
    Turboden SpA’s biomass and wood-based industry consultant Alessandro Guercio, highlights the company’s drive towards energy efficiency and decarbonisation
  • Homanit full steam ahead in Lithuania
    Germany’s fibreboard maker Homanit is advancing plans to ramp up the company’s production capacities in eastern Europe with its recently launched project to build a new MDF and HDF factory in Pagiriai, in south-eastern Lithuania, reports WBPI’s Poland correspondent Jaroslaw Adamowski


Getting our Ligna fix - digitally
20 August, 2021 I’m sure many readers of WBPI have the familiar experience of walking the halls of the Hannover Messe for the biennial Ligna exhibition of the global woodworking industries.
  • Responding to the coronavirus challenge
    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.