Wood-based Panels Production


This BREF addresses installations for the production of wood-based panels. Wood-based panels includes particleboard, oriented strand board and fibreboards, where the latter includes products produced in a wet or dry process.The following relevant activities are described, although it is acknowledged that not all if the activities will take place on every site.

  • Storage of wood raw materials and preparation of wood particles;
  • Drying of wood particles and fibres, including refining of fibres;
  • Mat forming and pressing;
  • Cooling and finish. Directly associated activities covered;
  • The manufacture of impregnated paper with resins;
  • Combustion plant producing hot gases for directly heated drying.