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Touchy-Feely Panels: Laminates & Rough Woods Emphasize Texture

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/01/2014 12:49PM

Panels add visual interest these days by incorporating texture. The uneven surface of lightly finished wood adds shadow to the play of light. Laminate panel producers are mimicking this trend – texturizing surfaces to correspond to the visual wood grain pattern.


Wood Composite Panel Production Capacity Declines 4.4%

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/28/2014 11:25AM

Total North American production capacity of particleboard, MDF, hardboard and engineered wood siding decreased 4.4 percent from January 2013 to January 2014, according to the Composite Panel Association (CPA).


CornBoard Panel Put To Use in Skis and Snowboards

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/15/2014 8:05AM

Corn Board Manufacturing licenses corn-based panel products to WorldVentures travel club, and will produce banded skis and snowboards for them, expanding consumer uses of the resin and corn stalk product.


MDF Panel Buyers Have Leverage Despite Prices Trending Higher

By Alex McKeown Posted: 05/21/2014 12:35PM

An analysis of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) pricing trends projects buyers will still have an ability to negotiate terms of purchasing contracts.




BlueLinx Adds Former Home Depot Executive as CFO

By Alex Keown Posted: 05/20/2014 10:35AM

Lumber and panel distributor BlueLinx Holdings Inc. tapped Susan C. O’Farrell, a former executive with Home Depot, to serve as its Senior VP, CFO, Treasurer


Composite Wood Panel Capacity Shrinks 4.4% in North America

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 05/09/2014 9:27AM

The North American capacity of particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), hardboard and engineered wood siding and trim decreased 4.4% between since between January 2013 and January 2014, according to the Composite Panel Association (CPA).


Global Particleboard Market to Boom by 2017

Posted: 05/01/2014 12:44PM

The recovery in U.S. housing construction, an expanding global furniture industry, and strong growth in housing construction in rapidly developing countries in Eastern Europe and Russia will lead to a boom in particleboard production by 2017.


Chinese Hardwood Plywood Importers Protest Lawsuit

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/19/2014 2:37PM

The American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood said it will fight what it calls a "protectionist campaign" by the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood as the CFTHP brings suit against the federal government on the issue of hardwood plywood from China.


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