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Modified wood In panels – Where next?

Dr Morwenna Spear of the BioComposites Centre in Bangor looks at the potential for panel products made from modified wood fibre

Lowering Emissions

This year our Focus on Germany trip started off with a journey to coatings and adhesives manufacturer Kleiberit. Stephen Powney reports

Egger reports growth across all divisions

Egger Group has reported a 3.4% growth in the first half of its financial year and confirmed its Lexington plant in the us will start up by the end of 2020.

Planning success for Kronospan Chirk OSB line

Kronospan has moved a step closer to manufacturing OSB in the UK with the granting of planning permission for a new line at Chirk.

Third Siempelkamp order for Dongwha in Vietnam

Siempelkamp says it supplied the longest MDF press in Asia for a second time, with the supply of a 47m long press to Dongwha in Vietnam.

European wood flooring consumption presents mixed picture in 2019

Wooden floor markets in France, Germany and Spain registered slight improvements during the first half of 2019, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).

Industry 4.0 A Big Opportunity for Panels

There is a strong possibility for the panels sector to lead the way with Building Maintenance 4.0, says Dr Graham Ormondroyd of the BioComposites Centre.

Thermal Fluids: Reducing Risk

Thermal fluid systems don’t always get the respect and care they need, yet are vital for safe and efficient operations in the wood based panels manufacturing industry. Stephen Powney spoke to John Shorthouse, global sales director of Thermal Fluid Solutions.

The Big Board Talk

Panel producers and suppliers to the industry gathered in Scotland for the important European Panel Federation AGM. Stephen Powney attended and brings this report

A Perfect Blend for an Ideal Future

WBPI catches up with CMC Texpan, which is currently involved in supplying its first complete glue dosing and preparation system autonomously designed and produced by this forwardlooking Italian company