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EPF's Annual Meeting in Dublin

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Our Irish member company group, Coillte Panel Products is kindly inviting all EPF members to Dublin for this year's EPF Annual General Meeting.

We are sure that the professional Conference Centre in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in this beautiful Irish city will be the perfect setting for our meetings. Dublin has it all, a charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a wealth of history and culture, a legendary literary tradition, wonderful shopping, dining, nightlife, etc. The hotel is ideally located in the centre of Dublin at just a five minutes' walk from the historic Temple Bar area with plenty of restaurants, pubs and shops.

The programme commences with the EPF Managing Board meeting on Wednesday 3 July at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The open part of the General Assembly will be organised on Friday 5 July 2013 at the hotel.

EPF's Annual Report

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The European Panel Federation, representing the European manufacturers of particleboard, MDF, OSB, softboard and hardboard is proud to present the thirteenth issue of its Annual Report on the occasion of its Annual General Meeting in Bordeaux, France (4-6 July 2012).

 

This reference handbook for the wood-based panels industry, which is also available on USB-stick, is covering the following topics:

  • Position of the Western European wood-based panels industry within the woodworking industry
  • The particleboard, MDF and OSB industry in the EPF member countries in 2011 – Facts and figures┼▒
  • The particleboard, MDF and OSB industry in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
  • The particleboard, MDF and OSB industry in other parts of the world
  • User Industries (building, furniture, flooring materials)
  • Customs Tariffs, the Harmonised System and the New Combined Nomenclature
  • Technical, Environmental, Research and High-Level Advocacy Issues

 

The special topics for the 2011/12 issue are:

  • Hard and softboard – Overview of activities in 2010/2011
  • Trends and outlook in the German furniture market
  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for wood-based panels – A tool for tackling climate change
  • 27 March 2012 EPF Wood Action Day. High level conference “Tackle climate change: use wood”
  • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) initiative opinion on “Opportunities and challenges for a more competitive European woodworking and furniture sector”

A booklet is provided together with the EPF Annual Report, which contains the list of all particleboard, MDF and OSB producers affiliated to EPF, with their product specialisation and full contact details. It also lists the national EPF member associations, the associated EPF members and the institutes collaborating with EPF.

You can purchase a printed copy of the EPF Annual Report 2011/12 at the price of 900 EUR. The price of the handbook + USB-card amounts to 1,400 EUR.

 

 Brussels, July 2012

 

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NFB becomes part of EPF

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At the latest general meetings of Feropa and EPF, the Feropa members and NFB owners decided that EPF would take over the Natural FiberBoard trademark from Feropa.

All former Feropa-members are invited to become a regular EPF-member.

Info on Membership

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In return for a membership fee, a members company benefits from the following specific membership services:

  • Invitation to participate in the meetings of the EPF General Assembly and of the Hardboards/Softboards working group;
  • Invitation to participate in the meetings of the technical and environmental working groups of EPF as well as in all task forces under these working groups;
  • Development of a separate statistical system for wet process fibreboards in the Hardboards/Softboards working group;
  • Representation of the interests of your company towards the European Union and other supranational authorities and institutions;
  • Inclusion on the relevant distribution lists of EPF so that you receive all relevant documents;
  • Invitation to attend the EPF Annual General Meeting, which will be an excellent occasion for you to meet the particleboard, fibreboard and OSB producers from all over Europe as well as suppliers, technical institutes and the specialised press. The next meeting is scheduled on 4th & 5th July 2013 in Dublin, Ireland;
  • Free copy of the EPF Annual Report (printed copy + CD-ROM), which has proved to be a valuable reference handbook for our sector and contains a detailed description of the latest developments in Europe and beyond, + the possibility to obtain more copies at a reduced price;
  • Your company (name, address...) will be mentioned in the EPF Annual Report and on the EPF website;
  • Reduced participation fee and possibility to give a presentation at the EPF Annual General Meeting or during the bi-annual technical European Wood-Based Panels Symposium.

 

Should you be interested in becoming a member, please send an e-mail to info@europanels.org