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Panel World Issue: November 2015

Panel World’s November 2015 issue features a special article by Dr. Frederick Kurpiel and Dr. Hui Wan highlighting the growing OSB industry in China and the plant at Hubei Baoyuan. Also featured is Roseburg, Oregon’s Nordic Veneer and their commitment to innovation and high quality. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects, new products and technology, the 2015 Editorial Index, and upcoming events.

November 2015 Update

CPA Pinpoints Policy Positions; Roseburg Completes SierraPine Deal; Arauco Plans New P’Board Mill; Canfor Delves Into Engineered Wood; Wood Suppliers Win Big Money; Log Trucker Shows Bravery; Inquest Delivers Recommendations; LP Won’t Restart Chambord OSB; New Corrigan OSB Appears On Track; PELICE Adds More Keynoters, Technical Session Topics Announced

November 2015 OSB In China

In this special Panel World article, Dr. Frederick Kurpiel and Dr. Hui Wan highlight the growing OSB industry in China and the plant at Hubei Baoyuan. The 1991 Reformation was a true “opening up” of Chinese society. Entrepreneurism and wealth creation began to be looked upon favorably. One of the sectors to embrace this opportunity was wood products. Plywood was a state industry that—mainly by small producers (some literally mom and pop businesses—grew quickly to more than 5,000 producers and 92.4 million m3 of production. This brought China to the number one position with more than 60% of global production. Currently, China is reported to have 784 MDF/HDF production lines in operation, with annual rated capacity of 53 million m3. In 2014, 26 new MDF/HDF production lines came online. The average annual production rated capacity of the new lines is 160,000 m3 per line. In total, this is about 50% of global production.

November 2015 Nordic Veneer

Panel World Managing Editor Dan Shell visits Nordic Veneer in Roseburg, Oregon. Quality is key for longtime Pacific Northwest veneer producer Nordic Veneer as the company has tooled its operation to produce 25MMSF in green veneer each month, most of it high-quality material destined for two major LVL plants in the region. According to Nordic General Manager Art Adams, LVL producers don’t want any utility grades. “Thickness requirements are very stringent, and peel quality tolerances are very tight,” he says. “Variation isn’t tolerated outside of just a few thousandths.” The mill is situated in what Adams calls a “hotbed” of plywood and engineered lumber production, with multiple Roseburg Forest Products plywood plants, Murphy Co., Emerald Forest Products and Swanson Group plywood plants all located within a reasonable distance of Nordic, along with Roseburg and Murphy’s large LVL manufacturing operations at Riddle and Sutherlin, respectively.

November 2015 Projects

Columbia Upgrades Hearst Operation; Fantoni Orders New MDF Plant; Yildiz Entegre Places Orders; Front Royal Installs Sennebogen Unit; Roseburg Installs Robotic Stenciling; Highland Pellets Orders Astec Line

November 2015 Supply Lines

Italian Firm Finds Niche In Cleaning Recycled Wood; Clariant Builds On 20 Years; Wessel Brings Air Control To Merger; Nestec Adds Elsman To Team; Sennebogen Plans Factory Expansion; Sandvik Completes Intense Makeover; Schelling, IMA Tighten Partnership; Eating Lunch In Style At Fantoni

November 2015 Clippings

Plum Creek Donates To OSU Forestry; FPInnovations Gets Into Post-Tensioning; Plum Creek Divests Hardwood Tracts; Exports Lag 2014 Pace; GP Will Market Lamco Products

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