Wood Based Panels
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.Read more
Dieffenbacher has acquired Austrian power plant manufacturer BERTSCHenergy in a move to complement its solution-based portfolio.Read more
Küpeliler Endüstri AS produced the first board on its new OSB line at Kutahya on December 3 and in the process became the first company in Turkey to start OSB production on a continuous line, technology project provider Siempelkamp has announced.Read more
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.
CIFF ready to welcome international visitors back again
The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF Guangzhou) says it is ready to welcome back international visitors again following China’s lifting of all Covid-19 entry restrictions.
Egger Group predicts “subdued” second half of its financial year
Egger Group has closed the first half of its financial year with a 14% increase in consolidated turnover to €2.26bn but is predicting a “subdued” second half.
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.
Dieffenbacher expands its power solutions with acquisition of Austria’s BERTSCHenergy
Dieffenbacher has acquired Austrian power plant manufacturer BERTSCHenergy in a move to complement its solution-based portfolio.
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
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.
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.