Wood Based Panels


Cork insulation board plant to open in Italy
27 April, 2021 IMAL-PAL Group is breaking new ground by supplying technology for the world’s first manufacturer of insulation board using cork raw material.
  • Latvijas Finieris uses eco-friendly glue
    The environmentally friendly green glue – Riga ECOlogical – where bio-based renewable lignin is used as a replacement for the traditional fossil phenol, is the latest move towards a new sustainable plywood industry by Latvijas Finieris. The innovative green glue is gradually replacing the traditional glues used in the production of Riga Wood plywood and has been successfully used in various projects.


Beyond Covid
29 March, 2021 WBPI is holding a half-day virtual conference to look at furniture & design trend movements, the performance of global wood-based panel markets and an update on technologies. Stephen Powney reports
  • Urban Styles
    Global surfacing specialist Schattdecor has adapted its “Urban Styles: Places of tomorrow” trend concept to reflect new trends and influences
  • IPCO to highlight innovation in 2021
    Steel press belt manufacturer IPCO has a new CEO starting soon. We asked the company, which has production centres worldwide including in Sweden and Germany, about its key developments
  • Kleiberit continues growth with HotCoating
    Over the last 10 years, the Kleiberit HotCoating process has successfully established itself worldwide as an innovative technology in surface finishing, compared to conventional coating processes. WBPI asked Kleiberit’s Rainer Kampwerth, sales responsible for surface products and surface technologies, some key questions
  • Starwood expands thin MDF production
    Turkish wood-based panels producer Starwood is expanding once again, this time planning to add a thin MDF/HDF plant to its operations, reports Stephen Powney


Responding to the coronavirus challenge
30 April, 2020 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.