Wood Based Panels
Masisa SA has commissioned an EVOsteam steam preheating system from Dieffenbacher at its particleboard plant in Cabrero, Chile.Read more
Eastern European mega wood industries enterprise VMG Group has added to its considerable wood assets by officially opening an LVL and I-joist factoy in Lithuania.It becomes the first LVL facility in Lithuania.
Siempelkamp realigns Management Board
The Siempelkamp Group has realigned its Management Board to include seven members to bundle market-oriented core competencies together and integrate a modern management concept.
Masisa opts for EVOsteam at Carbero plant in Chile
Masisa SA has commissioned an EVOsteam steam preheating system from Dieffenbacher at its particleboard plant in Cabrero, Chile.
New company management member at Fagus-GreCon
Fagus-GreCon has announced that responsibility for company management will be now distributed across three executives instead of two.
Timberpak opens recycling super site in Leeds
Recycling and reprocessing company, Timberpak Ltd, has unveiled its new site in Leeds following a multi-million pound investment into the six acre site on Cross Green Industrial Estate.
Global chemicals company Huntsman is a leading provider of non-added formaldehyde, fast-curing resins for the composite wood sector. Huntsman played a significant role in pioneering the use of MDI (methylene diphenyl di-isocyanate) in the composite wood panel industry, introducing MDI into particleboard (PB) products in the 1970s and OSB in the 1980s. WBPI spoke to Erik Vangronsveld, Huntsman’s global materials and industry sustainability director to find out more about MDI, the latest regulatory changes relating to di-isocyanates and the training support on offer to resin users moving forwards
Birch ply alternative
The shortage of birch plywood in Europe due to the Ukraine conflict has opened the door, says plywood manufacturer Garnica, to an alternative product
Dr Daniel Brandon discusses recent advances in fire safety for mass timber buildings
Sunds fibertech aims for next level
At the Ligna exhibition in Germany during May, Sunds Fibertech announced that investor Priveq had bought a majority stake in the firm to help facilitate growth. Several new product innovations were also on display, reports Stephen Powney
Dieffenbacher celebrates milestone at LIGNA
At the Ligna fair this year in Hannover, wood-based panels technology specialist Dieffenbacher celebrated its 150th anniversary and updated the press about its progress and plans for the future. Stephen Powney reports
It seems incredible that wood-based panels factories can operate successfully in a war zone, but that is exactly what is happening in the west of the Ukraine for Swiss Krono’s two facilities there.
Caution signalled on markets ahead
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.
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.