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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the WOOD editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Rising to the challenge
28 September, 2020
Sanding technology producer Imeas reports that business has picked up in recent months since lockdown lifted in Italy and in other countries, while it is also seeing good results in its...
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New Connections 28 September, 2020 CMC Texpan found itself near the epicentre of Italy’s initial Covid-19 outbreak but it has worked hard to maintain contact with customers, adapt its operations to continue supplying projects and look for new business opportunities. Stephen Powney talks to CMC Texpan chairman of the board Paolo Gattesco
Recycling – a key for the future 28 September, 2020 Wood preparation technology specialists PAL predicts more recycled wood will be used in MDF production as manufacturers look to find new and cheaper wood resource streams. Stephen Powney talks to Andrea Dal Ben, PAL director
Powering up 28 September, 2020 Italian power technology specialist Turboden is a new company on WBPI’s radar for our annual Focus on Italy and one that has been coming up with novel solutions for the wood-based panels industry. Stephen Powney spoke to Simone Passera, Turboden’s sales and business development manager
The surfacing world 28 September, 2020 Longoni is a world leader in know-how, machinery and materials for the global panel surfacing and finishing sectors and it remains confident of longer-term market prospects despite the current impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stephen Powney talks to CEO Roberto Longoni
Have we hit the buffers? 28 September, 2020 The BioComposites Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear takes a look at resin building
Global MDF capacity rises 28 September, 2020 In this the second part of our annual survey of the industry worldwide and for the countries outside Europe and North America, independent industry consultant Geoff Rhodes now looks at new developments and summarises the current and future global position for MDF in the ‘rest of the world’
IMAL brings new horizons to pallets 28 September, 2020 Developments in the field of recycled woodchip pallets and wood insulation board are among the latest news at IMAL-PAL Group. Stephen Powney spoke to group managing director Loris Zanasi
Protection and enhancement 28 September, 2020 Over the last 10 years, the Kleiberit HotCoating process has successfully established itself worldwide as an innovative new technology in surface finishing
The shows will go on 28 September, 2020 The WMF and CIFF exhibitions will take place in Shanghai in September, as planned
The rise and rise of LCA 10 July, 2020 Campbell Skinner, life cycle assessment analyst at the BioComposites Centre in Wales explains why wood-based products are well-placed to take advantage of the trend for LCA
Recovery of panel demand in Russia restimulates investment 10 July, 2020 The demand for wood-based panels in Russia is steadily recovering after several months of decline, caused by the peak of Covid-19 in the country. WBPI correspondent Eugene Gerden reports
Collection selection 09 July, 2020 The new Egger Decorative Collection 2020-22 was introduced earlier this year and was the biggest product launch for the company since 2017, offering the very best decors and textures with a focus on the latest design trends


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