The Next panel is being produced by panel producer Panneaux de Corrèze, based in the Limousin region of south-central France.

The product is being billed as better for the environment and better for people’s health, with Evertree’s adhesive and additive products for the wood-based panel sector made from plant-based materials, rather than traditional petroleum-based technology.

Rapeseed and sunflower oils are produced through a refining process during which the seeds are crushed and pressed to extract the oil.

This produces a by-product known as oilcakes, which are used to produce Evertree’s plant-based resin. A launch is due to take place at Panneaux de Corrèze on July 1.