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Innovation imperatives
27 November, 2020
There has never been a better time to be involved in research for the further development of wood products, says Dr Graham Ormondroyd of Bangor University, Wales
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The show must go on 27 November, 2020 Despite taking place just six weeks after the rescheduled 45th CIFF Guangzhou, the 46th CIFF Shanghai incorporating WMF was a success with good visitor numbers
Automatic Systematic 27 November, 2020 OHRA has delivered a racking system for an automatic sheet material warehouse in the Czech Republic
IMAL’S ‘full house’ lab testing 27 November, 2020 Wood-based panels production technology manufacturer IMAL PAL has invested time and resources developing a collection of laboratory production equipment to allow companies to produce sample boards without having to use any elements of their main production line. Stephen Powney reports
Ukrainian market shows potential despite pandemic 27 November, 2020 The wood-based panels market in the Ukraine shows potential for growth despite challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, writes WBPI correspondent Eugene Gerden
LIGNA makes preparations 27 November, 2020 Many woodworking machinery and technology companies plan their innovation cycles around the biennial Ligna fair in Hannover, which next take place in 2021. In this interview, Dr Bernhard Dirr, director of the woodworking machinery division of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), and Christian Pfeiffer, global director LIGNA & Woodworking Shows for Deutsche Messe explain how the pandemic has impacted LIGNA.21. Here they outline the hygiene precautions and other measures that will be implemented and what to expect from the global industry’s flagship fair
Evaluating high gloss surface structures 27 November, 2020 A new device has been developed to evaluate the surface structure of high gloss surfaces in accordance with new standard EN 17214. Stephen Powney spoke to its developer Magali Hanser
Prism shines more light 24 November, 2020 Arauco North America has held a virtual launch for the additions to its Prism TFL collection, which are inspired by holistic wellness and human centric design
Particleboard growth slows 24 November, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has added an extra layer of uncertainty to the international wood-based panels industry and while there have been several particleboard projects reaching fruition in Europe and North America, the road forward in terms of further capacity growth looks to be quieter than before. Stephen Powney reports
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 cross-laminated timber (CLT) product group. Stephen Powney talks to Imeas sales director Francesco Zenere
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