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Safe handling training
31 July, 2023
Global chemicals company Huntsman is a leading provider of non-added formaldehyde, fast-curing resins for the composite wood sector. Huntsman played a significant role in pioneering the use of MDI...
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Birch ply alternative 27 July, 2023 The shortage of birch plywood in Europe due to the Ukraine conflict has opened the door, says plywood manufacturer Garnica, to an alternative product
Combustibility challenge 27 July, 2023 Dr Daniel Brandon discusses recent advances in fire safety for mass timber buildings
Sunds fibertech aims for next level 27 July, 2023 At the Ligna exhibition in Germany during May, Sunds Fibertech announced that investor Priveq had bought a majority stake in the firm to help facilitate growth. Several new product innovations were also on display, reports Stephen Powney
Dieffenbacher celebrates milestone at LIGNA 26 July, 2023 At the Ligna fair this year in Hannover, wood-based panels technology specialist Dieffenbacher celebrated its 150th anniversary and updated the press about its progress and plans for the future. Stephen Powney reports
European panels sector gathers 26 July, 2023 Representatives from wood-based panels producers from across the world descended on northern Spain for the annual European Panel Federation (EPF) AGM and conference on June 23
Surface design trends 25 July, 2023 The international Interzum trade fair showcasing the latest in surfacing solutions and components for the furniture and interior design industries attracted 62,000 visitors
Bio-based particleboard launches in France 25 July, 2023 Bio-based resins producer Evertree has partnered with French panels manufacturer Seripanneaux to launch what they claim is the first 100% Made-in-France bio-based particleboard. Stephen Powney spoke to Maxime Legendre, Evertree’s sales and marketing director
LIGNA returns 24 July, 2023 The Ligna exhibition returned to Hannover for the first time in four years and the result was a welcome coming together for the international wood-based panel sector. Stephen Powney attended the show
MDF expansion continues 24 July, 2023 In this the first part of our annual survey of the global MDF producing industry, independent consultant Geoff Rhodes looks at the MDF mills and their capacities in Europe and North America and at the prospects for the industry generally. Significant investment in MDF capacity is continuing, but short-term difficulties are a reality
OSB demand reduces from lofty heights 28 June, 2023 OSB markets are not as healthy as they were a year ago, due to energy and raw material price inflation, together with weaker economic and construction data in many countries conspiring to dampen demand. Stephen Powney reports
Circular by design 29 May, 2023 Cellulose and carbon – two highly important components for industry and society to work with and to understand as, globally, we continue to look for ways to mitigate climate change and to protect the planet. Geoff Rhodes reports
OSB market demand slips to pre-pandemic levels 29 May, 2023 After record prices and profitability in 2020 and 2021, rising mortgage interest rates caused housing construction and OSB demand to fall in the second half of 2022, report WBPI North American correspondents Rich and Dick Baldwin