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Panel World Issue: January 2015

Panel World’s January 2015 issue features the 2015 Directory & Buyers’ Guide, our annual comprehensive list of products, services, supplies, machinery manufacturers, and suppliers. Also highlighted is the recent Timber Processing & Energy Expo, held in Portland, Oregon in October. Other articles cover quality veneer peeling, the latest industry news, and new projects, products, and technology.

January 2015 Update

Norbord To Become Largest OSB Producer; GP Will Upgrade Thorsby LVL; Martco Considers New OSB Plant; UK Spokesmen Address Pellets; DR Johnson Will Test CLT Waters; Chip Mill, Pellet Mill Planned; APA Meeting Is Upbeat; Loggers Stage ‘Silent’ Protest

January 2015 2014 Timber Processing & Energy Expo

The highly successful Timber Processing & Energy Expo held October 15-17 at the Portland Exposition Center has prompted show organizers to plan on moving into a larger facility on the same grounds for the next event in 2016. Nearly 170 exhibitors of machinery and technologies for lumber, veneer, plywood and engineered wood products manufacturing packed Hall D for the event, hosted by Panel World and Timber Processing magazines, and produced by Hatton-Brown Expositions LLC. Exhibitors showcased their goods for 1,700 registered non-exhibitor attendees from forest products mills not only from throughout the U.S. and Canada, but from 20 other countries as well. Attendee registration was 70% higher than two years ago. In addition, more than 1,000 exhibitor personnel were on hand.

January 2015 About Peeling: Critical Factors

(This article was provided to Panel World magazine by Richard ‘Dick’ Baldwin, PhD, CF, an operating partner with Atlas Holdings, a parent company of New Wood Resources.) Small diameter timber, grown in both natural forests and plantations, is beginning to dominate the supply chain for more and more veneer operations. Peeler logs derived from these sources often have diameters 10 in. (25.40 cm) or less; an 8 in. (20.32 cm) average has become the norm in a number of green ends. This timber, typically cheap and abundant, often exhibits suitable wood properties and log characteristics that yield quality veneer down to a core drop-out diameter of two and one half inches (6.35 cm) or less. Recognizing that quality veneer will only develop when the lathe setup is sufficient, and sound peeling practices are employed, what then are the critical success factors in peeling small logs to small cores?

January 2015 2015 Directory & Buyer's Guide

Panel World magazine’s annual Directory & Buyers’ Guide is one of the industry’s most comprehensive lists of products, services, supplies, machinery manufacturers, and suppliers for all of your mill’s needs.

January 2015 Projects

Classen Orders Digital Printing Lines; Cahaba Veneer Adds Drying Capacity; Turkish Operators Expand MDF/HDF; Masisa Operation Orders Refiner

January 2015 Supply Lines

Plywood Mill Buys Log Stacker; HGA Acquires R&D Consulting; Michelman Opens Lab Center; Momentive To Add Chemicals Capacity; WoodMac China Set March 11-14; Hymmen Increases NA Representation; Henkel Alters Branding Policy

January 2015 Clippings

Boise Names New Leadership; FSC Honors Columbia FP; Plum Creek Sells 165,000 Acres; Cremaschi Named Director Of Marketing

January 2015 What's New

Veneer Tester; Crawler Excavator

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  1. looking for trade shows in 2015 for sawmill operators
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