- The European Woodworking Industries are ready to match the EU increased ambition towards the 2030 Climate targetsSeptember 17, 2020
- Statement made today by EC President Mrs Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union to the EPSeptember 16, 2020
- EPF Annual Report 2019-2020, Advocacy Activities and AGM 2021June 25, 2020
- 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
- EPF, FEP and EOS join forces for a New Industrial Strategy for EuropeMarch 20, 2020
- 12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium postponed until 12-14 October 2022August 14, 2020
- Programme of the 12th European Wood-based Panel Symposium, 30 September – 2 October 2020 in Hamburg, GermanyMay 26, 2020
- Club du Bois, European Parliament, 8 January 2020January 8, 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
- 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.