Kronospan manufactures and distributes wood-based panels. Globally we are the leading manufacturer of:
- Particleboard (PB)
- Medium density fibreboard (MDF)
- Laminate flooring
- UF, MUF and MF resins for wood-based panels
- The number one manufacturer of oriented strand board (OSB) in Europe
Kronospan also produces speciality and decorative paper as well as other associated value added products, such as melamine-faced panels, worktops, wall panels, window sills, lacquered HDF, compact boards, high pressure laminates (HPL) and others. Kronospan manufactures wood-based panels at more than 40 sites and is local in many countries. We employ over 14,000 people with 70% of total product sales generated in Emerging Markets.
The Life+ programme of the European Commission funded the project “Factory of the Future – Demonstration of the production of wood panels with near zero environmental footprint”. This project was created through an “eco-design of a factory” concept, a largely near self-sufficient production facility in Sanem (Luxembourg) with low environmental impact by combining the best practices in the field of production and use of energy, water and raw materials supply. The use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has applied to the entire production site and then to specific products for monitoring the progress towards near-zero environmental footprint and for communication purposes.