- EPF Advocacy Leaflet including key data and Green Deal objectives for wood-based panelsMay 11, 2020
- COVID-19: To fight the Corona pandemic, the European Woodworking and Furniture Industries propose measures to protect workers’ health, support economic activity and the sector’s recovery.April 24, 2020
- Quarterly meetings of March CANCELLEDMarch 24, 2020
- EPF, FEP and EOS join forces for a New Industrial Strategy for EuropeMarch 20, 2020
- EPF and ZWE proposal for a comprehensive EU strategy for wood under The New Circular Economy Action PlanMarch 19, 2020
- EPF launches its Position Paper on the European Green DealFebruary 28, 2020
- Programme of the 12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium, 30 September – 2 October 2020 in Hamburg, GermanyMay 26, 2020
- CANCELLED: EPF Annual General Meeting & VHI 100 year Anniversary Celebration in Berlin, Germany from 17 to 19 June 2020April 9, 2020
- Club du Bois, European Parliament, 8 January 2020January 8, 2020
- NEW EU Forest-Based Industries 2050: a Vision of sustainable choices for a climate-friendly future [Vision 2050] [ FBI Vision 2050 Full]
- EPF Annual Report 2018-2019
- Action Guide on Formaldehyde signed on 28 Nov 2018 in Lisbon
Wood-based panel industry in Europe
What is a wood-based panel?
Wood-based panels combine wood in different forms (fibres, sawdust, chips, flakes and veneers) into sheets of differing thicknesses and constructions. Formed under heat and pressure typically with the addition of a synthetic adhesive (some fibreboard products utilise the natural binders found within wood), panels are engineered to provide a wide variety of strength and other physical attributes that enable them to satisfy a wide variety of end uses particularly in the building products and furniture industries.
The broad categories of wood-based panels manufactured by European Panel Federation members include:
Within these broad categories, there are a multitude of value added variants available with enhanced characteristics which is why today wood–based panels are used extensively in the home, in modern furniture and in construction. Although often hidden beneath coatings, veneers and other coverings, or embedded in the structural fabric of a building, wood-based panels are ubiquitous in our society.