Wood Based Panels


Murashinskiy boosts plywood with Biele press
28 January, 2022 LLC Murashinskiy plywood plant and Spanish woodworking machinery specialist Biele Group have successfully implemented their first collaboration project consisting of an automatic 35 daylight hot press line with a production 50,000m3/year of 8x4 plywood boards.
  • Dieffenbacher hits €400m sales in 2021
    German wood-based panels production technology manufacturer Dieffenbacher has posted annual sales of €400m for 2021 and expects further growth in the coming years through its focus on sustainability and digitalization


Fitting the profile
16 November, 2021 The BioComposite Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear looks at the density profile of MDF
  • Russian panels market booms
    Good market dynamics exist in the Russian wood-based panels market, with a rise in plant investment projects there, reports WBPI Russia correspondent Eugene Gerden
  • Kronospan invests in Slovakia
    Kronospan is planning a €120m MDF investment in central Slovakia, reports WBPI’s Poland correspondent, Jaroslaw Adamowski
  • What the future holds?
    Cellulose and carbon – what can be done with this waste? HONEXT is one of the latest propositions of panelboard products made using alternative materials. WBPI correspondent Geoff Rhodes report
  • IMEAS develops four-sided sanding innovation
    Sanding technology manufacturer Imeas sees growth in industry investment levels and is innovating with new developments in the engineered wood sector. Stephen Powney speaks to Imeas sales director Francesco Zenere


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.