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Fitting the profile
16 November, 2021
The BioComposite Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear looks at the density profile of MDF
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Russian panels market booms 16 November, 2021 Good market dynamics exist in the Russian wood-based panels market, with a rise in plant investment projects there, reports WBPI Russia correspondent Eugene Gerden
Kronospan invests in Slovakia 16 November, 2021 Kronospan is planning a €120m MDF investment in central Slovakia, reports WBPI’s Poland correspondent, Jaroslaw Adamowski
What the future holds? 16 November, 2021 Cellulose and carbon – what can be done with this waste? HONEXT is one of the latest propositions of panelboard products made using alternative materials. WBPI correspondent Geoff Rhodes report
IMEAS develops four-sided sanding innovation 16 November, 2021 Sanding technology manufacturer Imeas sees growth in industry investment levels and is innovating with new developments in the engineered wood sector. Stephen Powney speaks to Imeas sales director Francesco Zenere
Lynx cleans up recycled wood 16 November, 2021 CMC Texpan’s northern Italy base was near the epicentre of the initial European Covid-19 outbreak in early 2020. It is reporting better, more stable market conditions in 2021 and has been busy working on innovations. Stephen Powney interviewed sales manager Marco Granzotto
Pagnoni presses on 16 November, 2021 The name Pagnoni can be seen on presses all over the world in both primary wood-based panels production and lamination of value-added panels. Stephen Powney interviews managing director Michele Pagnoni about the company’s recent developments
IMAL PAL Group sees OSB industry investment growth 15 November, 2021 WBPI’s annual Focus on Italy feature kicked off by talking to Modena-based wood-based panels plant supplier IMAL PAL Group. CEO Loris Zanasi updated Stephen Powney with company developments and how equipment supply to the panels industry has progressed through the pandemic
Brighter sparks follow initial pandemic uncertainty 15 November, 2021 A downturn in new line investments in 2019 was followed by the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and yet there are now some bright sparks of particleboard investments, particularly in eastern Europe and Russia, with one large project also said to be looming in western Europe. Stephen Powney reports on the particleboard industry in Europe and North America, with updates on new projects and investments
Cutting our carbon 20 August, 2021 The BioComposites Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear looks at carbon emissions
Huber plans OSB capacity expansion 20 August, 2021 Soaring North American OSB demand and prices have activated investment in production capacity. Huber Engineered Woods (HEW) has announced plans to increase capacity with a new mill in Minnesota, reports Stephen Powney
EPF highlights growing OSB and softboard sectors 20 August, 2021 The European Panel Federation (EPF) held a press conference in June to share the results of its annual report charting the performance of European wood-based panels industries in 2020-21
Developing through the decades 20 August, 2021 Spanish chemical company Fusoni is the only producer of additives for the wood industry in Spain. Stephen Powney gets the latest update from the company