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  • Siempelkamp records success in China

    Published on : Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    In February 2014 Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG achieved another sales success on the fiercely competitive Chinese market for wood-based material production plants. Luoding Luyuan Wood Based Panel Co. Ltd. awarded the contract for a complete thin …

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  • Newer and Stronger Team at Grass

    Published on : Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    There are changes within the executive management at two production sites of the GRASS Group: Mark Hámori as Director of Sales/Product Management will reinforce GRASS GmbH & Co.KG in Reinheim (Germany). André Scheidt is the new Managing Director at the …

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  • Duratex uses HotCoating Technology from Kleiberit

    Published on : Monday, April 14, 2014

    Duratex is upgrading melamine faced MDF and  particle boards to HighGloss surface boards with the innovative KLEIBERIT HotCoating Technology. KLEIBERIT was developing this technology together with the spanish Machine Builder BARBERAN. Duratex SA, largest industrialized panel manufacturer in the Southern …

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  • UPM Prepares its own PEFC Certification Group

    Published on : Monday, April 14, 2014

    UPM is expanding its certification services in Finland and is preparing an application of its own PEFC group certificate in 2014. This gives UPM’s forest owner customers a new opportunity to achieve a certificate for sustainable forestry as a member …

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Woodworking Events

Face to Face

Umberto Meroni

Umberto Meroni

Mr. Umberto Meroni, the Technical Director and Energy Manager, Fantoni Group speaks to us on Berndorf Bands. Here is the replica.

WPE: Are all the panels you produce continuously in double belt presses manufactured on Berndorf belts?
Umberto Meroni (UM): Yes, now-a-days we have two continuous presses here in Osoppo, and both of them are equipped by Berndorf Band. Even in abroad, we are using lot of Berndorf belts, like in Lesonit, where we have another continuous press for MDF production. So, basically we use Berndorf belts, not always, but yes very often.

Upcoming Issue

Continuing the trend of latest updates, look forward to more interesting facts about the industry:

Italian wood industry: Italian wood industry awaits with a whole new avenue of opportunities and trends. Stay tuned to know more.

Lightweight panels : Lightweight panels have a lot to give this year to the industry. Hold on to know more.

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