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Birch plywood investigation responds to concerns 25 September, 2023
In the UK there have been many rumours over the past year of birch plywood originating from Russia circumventing the current import ban on the product.
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Ukrainian panels sector surprise
Thursday, March 30, 2023 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
Monday, September 19, 2022 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
Friday, August 20, 2021 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
Thursday, April 30, 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.
Trade Show calendar will look different in 2020
Monday, March 16, 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
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Judging by the amount of investment and expansion news we have in this issue, the buoyancy in the global panels industry continues unabated.
The future is bright
Monday, April 16, 2018
Innovation drives industry
Thursday, March 01, 2018 In wood we have a material that lends itself to innovation.
VOCs a hot topic
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Personal contact in the digital age
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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