All articles by Asha Sankanna

Asha Sankanna

Metsä integrates maintenance operations of ply and Kerto LVL mills

Metsä Group is to integrate maintenance operations of its plywood and Kerto LVL mills as part of its own organisation.

Raute signs service agreement with Paged Eesti

Raute Corporation has signed a service agreement with Paged Eesti OÜ, Estonia, part of Paged Group, covering full maintenance responsibility of the production machinery including consumables, spare parts, and small upgrades. The maintenance team, 19 people from Paged Eesti, is transferred to Raute services team.

Making the nucleus dance with NMR

Carlo Kupfernagel, a PhD student at the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University in Wales, explains NMR spectroscopy

Pagnoni Celebrates 175th Year

Pagnoni has been a leading light in the world of HPL, short-cycle and compact presses for the value-added panel product industry. Stephen Powney interviews director Michele Pagnoni about the company’s developments and his view on markets.

US Market Movements

High interest rates have been a factor weighing on the US housing market, a key sector for the North American wood-based panels industry. But despite challenges, economic forecasters predict a soft landing for the US economy. Stephen Powney reports

Markets See Downward Swing

Reduced demand and a generally difficult market situation has added pressure for manufacturers of particleboard. Stephen Powney looks at markets and mill investments in this Part One Focus on Particleboard report, looking at Europe and North America

IMAL PAL Group Opens New Lab

For our Part 2 Focus on Italy report, we interview IMAL PAL Group – the wood-based panels technology supplier based in Modena. Stephen Powney spoke to group managing director Loris Zanasi

Proactive customer service

Wood-based panels production technology manufacturer Dieffenbacher has now had an operational presence in the US for 11 years. The company provides this update on the development of its US subsidiary.

IPPS innovation focus

The International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) in Wales covers a wide field of research papers involving wood composites. This year’s event, attended by WBPI’s Stephen Powney, saw wood scientists from across the world share their latest findings.

Ireland bound

Geoff Rhodes, independent consultant and former long-serving marketing and sales director at MEDITE looks back 40 years to Medford Corporation’s multi-million dollar investment in the Clonmel factory