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Reuse, recycle
16 January, 2023
Tomra and IKEA have explored the future of wood recycling in a recent webcast to show how a circular economy for wood can become a reality and a profitable business case for the panel industry
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Keeping the presses moving 16 January, 2023 UK-based industrial lubricating oil manufacturer Metalube is making further inroads into the international wood-based panels industry with its range of high-performance products. Stephen Powney reports
Steady progress 16 January, 2023 The rollercoaster ride of the last three years has brought many challenges and opportunities to the production and trade of wood-based panels. The last year has been a positive one in terms of investment in new lines, with several important particleboard projects announced. Stephen Powney reports
Scanning the horizon 16 January, 2023 Fire prevention and measuring technology specialist Fagus Gre-Con is looking beyond the pandemic to meet the megatrends of increasing efficiency, reduced energy consumption, digitalisation and safety in the wood-based panels industry and several others industries which it serves. Stephen Powney reports
Interzum back in town 16 January, 2023 Interzum 2023 intends to turn the spotlight on tomorrow’s green issues, with “neo-ecology” making its debut as the central theme for the exhibition
Dieffenbacher takes smart approach 16 January, 2023 Leading wood-based panel plant supplier Dieffenbacher enjoyed a “huge” year for orders in 2022 and is looking forward to the next Ligna exhibition where its digitalisation platforms will be front of house. Stephen Powney interviewed Stefan Zipf, general manager of Business Unit Wood and Dirk Eisenmann, head of marketing
The marvel of Master Oak 16 January, 2023 With the look and feel of real oak but with the durability, sustainability and maintenance benefits of performance surfaces, Master Oak is the award-winning decorative panel from UNILIN Panels
New orientations 16 January, 2023 Dr Morwenna Spear, research scientist at the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University, reports on a new engineered strand product.
Fire protection hots up 30 November, 2022 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.
Chemical questions 30 November, 2022 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.
Symposium charts changing markets 30 November, 2022 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 30 November, 2022 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 30 November, 2022 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