Fibre Based Panels Bulletin is the updated title for the PMPdigest (Panel Manufacturing & Processing). The name was changed in 2014 after 13 years of publication to better reflect the changes that are reshaping the global industry. We believe that ‘Fibre Based Panels’ more accurately describes today’s industry in contrast to the former generic descriptive term of ‘Wood-Based Panels’.
Our reasoning is that a significant and growing volume of structural and home-based panel materials are being made from a variety of plant and other non-wood fibrous materials. Therefore ‘wood-based’ no longer adequately describes nor defines the variety of non-wood fibre, composite and hybrid panel materials that are being produced across an increasing number of sub-continents.