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Screening on a higher level DIEFFENBACHER introduces new HCOS High-Capacity Oscillating Screen for dry flake screening in particleboard production

10-06-2019
Dieffenbacher, Oscillating Screen, Particleboard, HCOS

Building on its long experience with oscillating screens for particleboard production, DIEFFENBACHER has developed the new HCOS High-Capacity Oscillating Screen for more throughput with less investment. Visitors to Ligna 2019 were the first to see the new screen. The HCOS is developed specifically for producing high volumes. It’s available …

Massive restructuring effort in China to eliminate outdated and polluting wood processing mills

18-10-2018
Massive restructuring, China, plywood mills, fibreboard production, particleboard production, continuous flat pressure fibreboard production

The restructuring effort in China has resulted in as many as 3,000 plywood mills being shut down across the country by the end of 2017. A total of 621 fibreboard production lines were dismantled or closed down, eliminating over 20 million cubic metres of production capacity. However, fibreboard output had rebounded within a year.  More than …

Editor’s pickMDF is the future of Furniture in India

11-09-2018
MDF, India, furniture market, ready-made furniture, plywood, particleboard, GREENPANEL

India’s furniture market is undergoing a major shift with a move towards ready-made furniture and a rising preference for medium density fibre (MDF) over plywood in line with the global trends. Moreover, the culture of ready-made furniture is being accepted widely across India as we see in the case of IKEA. The growth rate of plywood today …

Editor’s pickGreen River to build third PB line, featuring SE Asia’s longest continuous press

16-08-2018
Green River Panels, Southeast Asia, biggest particleboard plant, longest continuous press, Siempelkamp, Hatyai

Green River Panels is set to build Southeast Asia’s biggest particleboard plant, boasting a 50.4-metre continuous press—the longest in the region. The new line, which is Green River’s third, will see the company double annual production capacity to over one million cubic metres, making it one of the largest production powerhouses …

Editor’s pick25 years in the business

13-08-2018
Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore, wood panels machinery, ASEAN, Conti ROll presses, MDF, particleboard

Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore. All things considered, Henning Gloede had a very exciting life. He is German by birth, but only spent eight of his 53 years in Germany. He grew up in Jakarta in the 1960s when his family moved there for his father’s job. By the time he returned to Europe for further studies, his …

Editor’s pickProducts preferred all over the world carry the signature of Kastamonu Entegre

06-08-2018
Kastamonu Entegre, MDF, particleboard, laminate flooring

Kastamonu Entegre, a Turkish panel producer, has become a major manufacturer with 18 production facilities in the country and abroad since its first particleboard plant in 1971. It manufactures raw and melamine coated MDF and particleboard (which are also fire-and moisture-resistant), laminate flooring, painted panels, honeycomb decorative …

Editor’s pickMore Chinese wood products added to Trump's future massive tariff list

24-07-2018
U.S.-China trade war, lumber, U.S. market, furniture, oak, beech, maple, ash, cherry, particleboard, various types of plywood, doors

As the trade war between U.S. and China heats up, U.S. President Donald Trump has listed more than $200 billion worth of Chinese exports to the U.S. that may be subjected to new tariffs come end of August. The list is massive and includes industrial goods and chemicals, consumer products, and wood products. If the list comes into effect, just …

Editor’s pickEVOL: Sanding Evolution

23-07-2018
Evol, IMEA, sanding machines, wood panels, MDF, particleboard, plywood, thin boards

At LIGNA 2017 IMEAS launched EvoL, a new line of calibrating and sanding machines for woodbased panels. The new EvoL model is the ninth generation of sanding machines. As the name suggests, it is the evolution of the company’s 50-year-long experience and know-how in sanding for MDF, particleboard, plywood and other wood-based panels. The …