- Press Release from the wood4bauhaus virtual conference: REFOREST OUR PLANET, RETIMBER OUR CITIESApril 9, 2021
- Mr Martin Brettenthaler and Mr Tobias Schindler elected to the EPF Managing Board. Mr Brettenthaler is the Chairman designateMarch 30, 2021
- Wood4Bauhaus Virtual Conference Thursday 8 April 2021 at 10.00 am – Pivotal EC official and keynote speaker Professor Schellnhuber confirmed – Over 700 participants already registeredMarch 30, 2021
- EPF PRESS RELEASE on the Launch of the New European BauhausJanuary 19, 2021
- Press Release on the Train-the-Trainer Seminar on enhancing worker protection held on 19 November 2020November 19, 2020
- Register now for the wood4bauhaus Virtual Conference Thursday 8 April 2021March 22, 2021
- EPF Annual General Meeting 9-11 June 2021 goes digitalMarch 11, 2021
- “Train the Trainer Seminar” on the Action Guide on Formaldehyde on Thursday 19 November 2020October 26, 2020
- NEW EPF Annual Report 2019-2020
- NEW EU Forest-based Industries 2050 : How Storage, Sequestration and Substitution (the 3S framework) make a positive climate contribution equivalent to 20% of all EU fossil emissions
- EPF Advocacy Leaflet
- EU Forest-Based Industries 2050: a Vision of sustainable choices for a climate-friendly future [Vision 2050] [ FBI Vision 2050 Full]
- 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.