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Opportunity 4.0 Panels 26 November, 2019 There is a strong possibility for the panels sector to lead the way with Building Maintenance 4.0, says Dr Graham Ormondroyd of the BioComposites Centre > read more

Take two 26 November, 2019 Norbord’s SterlingOSB Zero and CaberDek have been used in two very different projects over the last few months

Above and BE.YOND 26 November, 2019 Dave Huggins, business development director at IDS talks about a new panel product that goes BE.YOND environmental legislation

Kronospan confidence 16 May, 2019 Multi-million pound investments at Kronospan’s Chirk site are a vote of confidence in the UK market. Sally Spencer reports.

Second Act 16 May, 2019 Norbord is embarking on the second phase of expansion at its OSB mill in Inverness. Sally Spencer reports.

Value Propositions 16 May, 2019 The UK’s panel manufacturers have witnessed good growth in consumption over the last year and continue to focus on added value. Sally Spencer reports.

Expo extras 20 September, 2016 Timber Expo 2016 has a host of added attractions, from linked UK Construction Week events, to awards, seminars and a beer festival

Forest forward 20 September, 2016 Forest Garden’s British-grown pedigree should be a post-Brexit benefit, but it’s not relying on that alone for success. Sally Spencer reports

Design on veneers 19 August, 2016 Decospan is on a mission to encourage more architects and specifi ers to use wood veneer. Keren Fallwell reports

The show grows on 20 July, 2016 Carrefour means cross roads. And that has what the Carrefour International du Bois has become; a crossroads for the global timber sector, suppliers, buyers, manufacturers and specifi ers alike. Mike Jeffree reports

EPF extends reach 21 June, 2016 In the spring of 2015, Clive Pinnington became the fi rst managing director of the European Panel Federation (EPF). Mike Botting, editor of TTJ sister magazine Wood Based Panels International, spoke to Mr Pinnington

Carrefour – a creative global trade hub 20 May, 2016 France’s premier timber trade exhibition is now also a window on the international wood sector. Mike Jeffree reports

Recovery position 20 April, 2016 The panels sector may not be enjoying the significant gains seen in 2014 but the house building recovery is still providing good levels of business. Sally Spencer reports

Norbord Inverness expansion under way 20 April, 2016 Norbord’s £95m Inverness OSB plant expansion is now underway. Sally Spencer talks to Norbord Europe managing director Karl Morris.

Importers’ perspective 20 April, 2016 UK hardwood plywood and OSB imports charted growth in 2015 while chipboard and MDF shipments reduced, reports Sally Spencer.

Breathing boards 20 April, 2016 Breathable racking board Panelvent is 20 years old. Mark Wilson, managing director of Panel Agency, looks at the background behind the product and recent developments

Finishing touches 21 December, 2015 Sales of mouldings have grown in line with the improving house building and RMI markets. Sally Spencer reports

Compulsory E1 in Europe - a defence 20 November, 2015 Clive Pinnington, the new, and first, managing director of the European Panel Federation, finds that not all publicity is good publicity – especially when it comes via a TV news programme that promoted alarmist views on emissions from wood products

Timber Expo joins UKCW 20 November, 2015 Timber Expo joined the UK Construction Week fold this year in what was a hotly-anticipated show. Stephen Powney reports

The appliance of science 20 November, 2015 The International Panel Products Symposium in Wales is always an opportunity to hear about how science and research is helping to improve products in the panel industry. Mike Botting, editor of TTJ sister title Wood Based Panels International, was there to bring this report

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