Union of Formaldehyde-free Wood-based Panels Officially Approved

author:www.cnwood.cn

Supply-side structural reform in the Chinese wood-based panel industry has further accelerated the elimination of backward production capacity. By the end of 2017, nearly 3000 plywood companies have been shut down in China. 621 fiberboard production lines were shut down, dismantled or stopped production, eliminating 22,960,000 cubic meters of backward production capacity. More than 900 particleboard production lines were shut down, dismantled or stopped production, eliminating 17,500,000 cubic meters of backward production capacity. The number of wood-based panel companies in 2017 was over 6400, a 15% drop from 2016. China has experienced a significant growth in large and medium sized corporations, and a continuing decline in the number of small companies.

With the recommendation from the China National Forest Products Industry Association (CNFPIA), the Forestry Industrial Planning and Design Institute of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration has established the National Innovation Union of Formaldehyde-free Wood-based Panel. This is the first Innovation Union of its kind established by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration.