Wood Based Panels


Dieffenbacher to supply continuous OSB line in rebuild of fire-hit Tolko High Prairie mill
19 January, 2023 Tolko Industries Ltd has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply the core components of a CEBRO smart OSB plant for its production facility in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
  • Interprint MD becomes new chairman of DIPA
    Robert Bierfreund, the managing director of Interprint, is taking over the chairmanship of the Digital Printing Association (DIPA), replacing Ali Özyilmaz of MB Digitalprint.


Chemical questions
30 November, 2022 Chemicals are a vital part of the production process for wood-based panels and formed an important focus during the 12th European Wood-based Panels Symposium. We look at two of the presentations tackling VOCs and melamine.
  • Fire protection hots up
    Fire retardant wood-based panels are a keen subject of market interest. One FR technology specialist – Zeroignition – recently showed its capabilities to international global producers in Germany. Stephen Powney talked to Martin Dickie of Zeroignition.
  • Symposium charts changing markets
    Panels manufacturers from across the world gathered in Hamburg for the 12th European Wood-based Panels Symposium, hearing the latest economic forecasts and technical updates for the industry. WBPI’s Stephen Powney was there to bring this report.
  • Optimal Emission Tests
    Fagus GreCon has demonstrated how laser spectroscopy can make an innovative contribution to optimising formaldehyde emission testing in factory production control. Dr Manuel Fleisch, product manager for Fagus-GreCon, outlined the progress at the Symposium
  • Still going strong
    CMC Texpan is back on the exhibition road again and has some new innovations to demonstrate to wood-based panels customers in its 60th anniversary year, reports Stephen Powney


Caution signalled on markets ahead
19 September, 2022 Gatherings of representatives from the global wood-based panels industry are always a good bellwether of market trends and a means of identifying opportunities and challenges in the sector.
  • Getting our Ligna fix - digitally
    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.