Types of Wood-Based Panels and their Economic Impact

European Panel FederationWood-Based Panel IndustryTypes of Wood-Based Panels and their Economic Impact

The production of wood-based panels in the EU-28 (+EFTA) grew by 3% in 2018 to 57.6 million cubic metres. The fastest growth was in plywood, followed by softboard, and the largest category by volume was particleboard, followed by MDF. The quickest growing type in 2016, OSB, was held back in 2017 by supply issues for binders. Only hardboard suffered a volume decline during the year.