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High Growth Forecasted for the World Wood Panels Markets.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 06, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- announces that a new market research report related to the Wood and Paper industry industry is available in its catalogue.

World Wood Panels Markets

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wood Panels in Millions of Cubic Metres. The specific product segments analyzed are Structural Panels (Oriented Strand Board, & Plywood) and Non-Structural Panels (Particle Board, Medium Density Fiberboard, & Others). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 265 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Ainsworth Lumber Company, Boise Cascade Company, Canfor Corporation, Fletcher Building Ltd., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Groupe Gascogne, International Paper Company, J.M. Huber Corporation, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Masonite International Corp., Norbord Industries, Inc., Pfleiderer AG, Pope & Talbot, Inc., Potlatch Corporation, Rougier SA, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, Temple-Inland, Inc., UPM - Kymmene Corporation, and Weyerhaeuser Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions And Scope Of Study I-3 
Structural Panels I-4 
Oriented Strand Board I-4 
Plywood I-4 
Non-Structural Panels I-4 
Particleboard I-4 
Medium Density Fiberboard I-4 
Other Non-Structural Panels I-4 
1. Market Overview & Analysis II-1 
Current and Future Analysis II-1 
2. Wood Panels -Product Overview II-2 
Traditional Green Edged Wood Panels II-2 
Properties of Wood Panels II-2 
Moisture Properties II-2 
Moisture Content II-2 
Absorption and Swelling II-2 
Fire Resistance II-2 
Table 1: Wood Panels- Fire Hazard Indices for Ignitibility, 
Spread of Flame, Heat Evolved and Smoke Developed II-3 
Thermal Properties II-3 
Biodeterioration II-3 
Structural Panels II-3 
Oriented Strand Board (OSB) II-3 
Applications II-4 
Usage in Housing Industry II-4 
OSB Prompts Growth in Resins and Adhesives Market II-4 
OSB Gains Acceptance in the Construction Industry II-4 
Value Added OSB Products II-4 
Plywood II-5 
Applications II-5 
Softwood Plywood II-5 
Veneer II-6 
Non-Structural Panels II-6 
Particleboard II-6 
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) II-7 
Decorative Products II-7 
Vinyl II-7 
Foils II-7 
Wood Veneers II-7 
Low Pressure Melamine II-8 
Others II-8 
Hardboard II-8 
Key Applications II-8 
Production Process II-8 
Waferboards, Flakeboards and Strandboards II-8 
Composite Wood Panels II-8 
Insulating Board II-9 
Residuals II-9 
Woodchips II-9 
Wood Stumps II-9 
Other Residue II-9 
Engineered Wood Products II-9 
Glued Laminated Timber II-9 
Structural Composite Lumber II-10 
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) II-10 
Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL) II-10 
Oriented Strand Lumber (OSL) II-10 
Wood I-Beams II-10 
I-Joist II-10 
3. Wood Panels - An End Use Analysis II-11 
Construction Industry by Application II-11 
Interior Paneling II-11 
Flooring II-11 
Windows & Doors II-11 
Others II-11 
Construction Market by End-Use II-11 
Furniture & Fixtures II-11 
Material Handling Equipment II-11 
4. Market Dynamics II-12 
Trends/Issues II-12 
Wood Panels Market to Grow in 2008 II-12 
Structural Wood Panel Finds Good Bargain As New Housing 
Declines in US II-12 
Construction Applications to Witness Steady Growth II-12 
Industrial Use of Wood Panels to Post Above Average Gains II-13 
OSB Replaces Plywood in Several Applications II-13 
Higher Use of MDF in Construction and Manufacturing Segments II-13 
Growing Popularity of MDF Backed by Technological Advancements II-13 
Engineered Wood Products: Gains in Popularity II-13 
Factors Affecting Supply of Wood and Wood Based Products II-13 
Shift in Natural Forest Management Practices II-13 
Deforestation and Forest Degradation II-14 
Forest Plantations II-14 
Environmental Deadlock - The Debate Continues II-15 
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) II-15 
Implications of SFM on Future Wood Supply II-16 
Impact of Technology Changes II-17 
Raw Material Availability II-17 
Changes in End-use Patterns II-17 
Increase in Output II-18 
5. Technological Developments II-19 
Research, Technology and Market Innovations II-19 
Plywood and Veneer Industry II-19 
Particleboard II-19 
Oriented Strand Boards (OSB) II-20 
Structural Insulated Panels - A New Technology II-20 
New Softwood Conversion Technology II-20 
Process Modeling and Evaluation II-20 
6. Regulatory Environment II-21 
Environmental Issues II-21 
Environmental Protection II-21 
Safety Initiatives Undertaken II-21 
Emissions Regulations II-22 
VOC Emissions- A Health Hazard Issue? II-22 
7. Forest Products Industry - An Insight II-23 
An Overview II-23 
Issues/Trends II-23 
Trade Liberalization II-23 
Increase in Output II-24 
Leading Players II-24 
Forest Product Markets in the New Millennium II-24 
OSB II-24 
Year 2000 - A Historical Perspective II-24 
Hardwood Logs II-24 
Certified Forest Products II-24 
Secondary Processed Wood Products II-25 
8. New Product Innovations / Introductions II-26 
Supress Products Introduces Innovative Plywood II-26 
UPM Launches UPM Fine Offset Paper II-26 
Timber Products Launches Eco-Friendly Suite of Hardwood Plywood II-26 
Georgia-Pacific Launches New Water-Repellent Plywood II-27 
Wilkie-Sanderson Develops Innovative Translucent Wood Veneer 
Panels II-27 
Conenor Develops Wood-Plastic Composite Panels II-27 
The Laminex Group Launches Eco-friendly Wood Panel and 
Laminate Products II-27 
Quiet Solution Launches QuietRF Product Line II-27 
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