Timber Products Co. was accepted into the Composite Panel Association's Eco-Certified Composite Sustainability Standard for particleboard at its Medford, Ore., facility.
The company was recognized for demonstrating a strong public commitment to the sustainable use of wood fiber and and environmental stewardship. Core requirements of the certification include: prerequisite adherence to the California Air Resources Board regulation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products; meeting at least three ECC requirements (carbon footprint, local and renewable resource, recycled/recovered, sustainability, wood sourcing) as specified in the Standard; and agreeing to all terms of certification, including ongoing annual onsite audits.
Q: I have just received some glued-up oak panels that we will be using for tabletops. One of our people noticed that the ends of the panels have developed some cracks and more cracks are showing up every 10 minutes it seems. Most of the cracks are at the glue joint at the end of the panels. The supplier says that our shop is too dry (25 percent to 30 percent RH is what we measure now during the wintertime). My people just checked the MC of many panels, including some that have yet to be unstacked and unwrapped; they are getting some readings as high as 10 percent MC (after correcting for temperature), with a lot over 8 percent MC too. We need an outside person to give us an accurate evaluation.
Q: What is ring shake? How do we detect it in our oak lumber? Does this shake cause a bad odor or other manufacturing problems?
Hargrove Inc., a trade show and event company, has contributed to 16 consecutive inaugurations and counting.
Q: We are having some problems with veneer adhesion to
our MDF substrate. After we have completed the panel and finished
it, we notice delamination (a raised bump) in a few areas in the
center. What should we be looking for?
The properties of medium-density fiberboard make it a valuable resource for many applications
Q: For a variety of reasons, we are considering using MDF for some of our products with a veneer overlay. My question is "What is MDF and what should we be aware of?"
AHFA environmental conference draws capacity crowd.
Nickell Moulding Co. shows that a switch to water-based finishes helps more than just the environment.
Think Light: Innovative Lightweight Panels was held recently in Kentwood, Mich., organized by Virginia Tech and sponsored by FDM, Stiles Machinery and others.
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