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MDF YEARBOOK Back Issues

April 2, 2017
MDF YEARBOOK Earlier Issues are available for anyone who is missing a copy between 2004-05 and 2016, or if a full set may be wanted. The combined contents published over the past 12 years...[News subscription required]


MDF Yearbook 2016-2017

March 9, 2017
MDF Yearbook 2016-2017 available March 31st reports on progress, or not, across the global industry in regard to: Supply & Demand; MDF Capacity & Housing Starts in Europe & N America; Capacity Growth; Capacity...[News subscription required]


MDF Yearbook 2016-2017 FAO Production & Consumption Data Update

January 5, 2017
The next edition of the MDF Yearbook will present a fresh viewpoint on the wood-based panels industry, based on the latest FAO global and regional import and export facts and figures; plus where the...[News subscription required]


Wood-Plastic Composite Panels Advances

December 1, 2016
Automakers’  focus on biodegradable, lightweight and recyclable wood-fiber-plastic composite and hybrid materials is expected to open new end-use applications in door panels, seat cushions, cabin linings, backrests, and dashboards. European demand for...[News subscription required]


Wood-Plastic Composites Opportunity

December 1, 2016
Wood-plastic composite materials offer superior functional performance end-use conversion properties across an expanding regional demand market, that offers diverse commercial opportunities based on: Changing life-styles, Wide use of fibrous materials; Variable raw...[News subscription required]


Wood-Plastic Composite Panels Market Advances

October 22, 2016
Rising global demand for wood-plastic composites in the construction industry should raise the market value to USD 9.77 billion by 2024, according to Grand View Research, Inc.  Superior mechanical strength, low maintenance and...[News subscription required]


Furniture Makers Resistance to Formaldehyde in Fiber Panels

October 16, 2016
Given the growing resistance by furniture makers to the continuing use of formaldehyde in fiber-based panels, the need to switch to alternative process technology is under pressure. However, formaldehyde producers are claiming a level...[News subscription required]


‘Tinderization of Retail’ Could Impact Wood Fiber Based Panels Sector

October 16, 2016
Consumer ‘Life Style Purchasing Patterns’ are changing and many buyers are less driven by the constraints of event timelines and are more likely to purchase on a ‘needs must’ basis or when they find differentiated...[News subscription required]


Defining Days for MDF/PB Industry Says EPF

July 5, 2016
The cost of MDF/PB products has been driven up by UK government subsidies for new biomass power stations, which consume wood chip and other by-products. Fiber Based Panels Bulletin (July 2016) issue reports...[Register to view]


Would an Executive from a Wood Panels Competitor have Clapped or Cried?

July 4, 2016
There are 20 questions concerning ‘business sustainability in a changing market place’ and with which every company director should be aware and ideally be positioned to provide respective answers. This however is not necessarily the...[News subscription required]


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