Indian panel industry: From caterpillar to butterfly
Current age belongs to innovation, rather disruption. Panel being a very traditional industry and the user too is very habituated to use plywood , has taken many years to even adopt the new age products like MDF, pre-laminated boards and particle boards. Western World saw the change about 15-20 years ago and India is coming off age now. Coming years should see a faster migration from plywood to these other products.
In the mean time the world has evolved, and many other products which replaces ply, MDF, PB (particle board) in many formats and applications have arrived. Some of them are cement fibre board and wood plastic composite. These products have advantages of being absolute water proof, total termite proof, sound proof, bad conductor of heat and many more. These are revolutionising the industry and beyond. The cement fibre board will revolutionise the construction industry in the immediate future.
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