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Spot the difference
19 September, 2022
The BioComposite Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear explains the differences between the bioeconomy and the circular economy and how the wood-based panels industry fits both
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Opening doors 19 September, 2022 North American door manufacturing giant VT Industries has partnered with Biele in extensive growth and expansion projects over the last few years
Tecnologia Italiana 19 September, 2022 It’s been four years since the last Xylexpo due to Covid, but organisers are looking to get the show back on track in Milan in October. Stephen Powney reports
European panels sector gathers in times of uncertainty 19 September, 2022 European panel sector representatives came together in Belgium to hear about industry developments at a time of increasing economic uncertainty. WBPI’s Stephen Powney was there
Innovating the future 19 September, 2022 IMAL PAL Group has completed the turnkey installation of a wood fibre insulation plant in Sardinia and is progressing with a unique wood fibre moulded pallet plant installation in Italy, reports Stephen Powney.
Expansion of MDF capacity globally continues 19 September, 2022 In this Part 2 report of our annual global MDF survey, independent industry consultant Geoff Rhodes focuses on countries outside Europe and North America, looking at new developments and summarising the current and future global position for MDF.
Dry phenolic process in spotlight 19 September, 2022 Surfacing and finishing technology specialist Longoni has taken remarkable steps forward on a dry phenolic resin application process, which it believes could revolutionise operations for HPL manufacturers. Stephen Powney reports
Downstream challenges of diversification 13 July, 2022 The BioComposite Centre’s Dr Morwenna Spear says the wide range of feedstocks and adhesives being considered in the panels industry will keep future recyclers on their toes
EPF prepares for symposium 13 July, 2022 The EPF’s Wood Based Panels Symposium will take place in Hamburg in Germany from October 13-14
Global ambitions 13 July, 2022 Kastamonu Entegre eyes top three spot in the global wood-based panel market
Bioproducts serving society 13 July, 2022 Ambassador José Carlos da Fonseca Jr, executive director of IBA (Brazilian Tree Industry), explains how Brazil’s wood-based panels sector has been ready to meet heated demand
BC centre embarks on recycled wood research 13 July, 2022 The BioComposites Centre at Bangor University, Wales, has embarked on a recycled wood research project to improve perspectives on use of the material in particleboard
Founded on innovation 13 July, 2022 TOMRA is a Norwegian-headquartered company celebrating a 50-year history in recycling technologies. Over the last 10 of those years, the company has specifically focused some of its attention on the wood recycling sector, as WBPI consultant Mike Botting reports


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