WOOD-BASED PANELS INDUSTRY is a new textbook covering the wood value chain from the forest to wood-based panel products and further to the customers. The book is divided into six parts: raw materials, plywood industry, LVL industry, particleboard industry, other wood-based panels and other issues in the wood-based panels industry. Together, they create an image of the modern wood-based panels industry and its significance for the national economy, and of related technologies, products and markets. The writers of the book are experts in the wood-based panels industry, having worked for long in their respective fields of expertise and acquiring a wide perspective on the topics in Finland and abroad. The editorial group of the book represents the different sectors of the wood-based panels industry. Finnish wood-based panels are global products used by the construction, transport vehicle and carpentry industries, which allow the excellent properties of Nordic wood to really shine. The book also describes a number of wood-based panels not manufactured in Finland. The Wood-Based Panels Industry book is published as part of a project for new learning material. A new book dealing with sawmilling was published in early 2017. Electronic learning material based on these two books will be published online, deepening and expanding the know-how and insight of the wood products industry. Ms. Ritva Varis, the Editor-in-Chief of this book, has a long experience in working as a journalist for the professional press in the wood industry. She is also an author of numerous history books concerning the wood sector and has been awarded for her prose.
Publication Year 2018. Editor: Ritva Varis. Publisher: Suomen Sahateollisuusmiesten Yhdistys ry and Suomen Puuteollisuusinsinöörien Yhdistys ry. Pages 276