Plywood Operations Order Lay-Up Lines

Plywood Operations Order Lay-Up Lines

Due to the industry-wide challenge to get labor, automation plays a big part in profitable production. This is one of the reasons Richmond Plywood Corp. Ltd. (Richply), Canada, and Tolko Industries Ltd., Canada, have invested in Raute Plywood Lay-up Line R7, and Swanson Group, USA, has ordered a Raute Plywood Lay-up Line R5. These brand new layup lines will replace existing labor-intensive lines.

With 50 deliveries of one-sided-gluing plywood lay-up lines, Raute is the global leader of this technology. These deliverable R7-Series and R5-Series plywood layup lines are semi-automated. Raute Lay-up Line R7 will run with two operators and the one-sided gluing operation will reduce the mill’s glue consumption. Raute Lay-up Line R5 will run with two operators using a roll coater and have a small footprint.

Lines are designed and manufactured jointly in Raute Canada and Finland. Lines are expected to be delivered in 2023-2024.

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Dieffenbacher Collaborates On EU-funded EcoReFibre Project

Dieffenbacher Collaborates On EU-funded EcoReFibre Project

Dieffenbacher Collaborates On EU-funded EcoReFibre Project

Dieffenbacher and 19 organizations from seven countries have joined forces in the EcoReFibre (Ecological solutions for recovery of secondary materials from post-consumer fibreboards) research project to make the production of wood fiberboard such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and high-density fiberboard (HDF) more sustainable. The aim of the project is to recycle wood fibers at the end of their life cycle and use them to produce new fiberboard. Currently, fresh wood is used almost exclusively to produce wood fiberboard.

The four-year project, which kicked off in May, has 12 million euros in funding from the European Union through its research and innovation funding program Horizon Europe. The project partners, which include wood-based panel manufacturers Homanit and Sonae Arauco, intend to develop and test solutions that will enable up to 25% of the fresh wood fibers used to manufacture wood fiberboards to be replaced by recycled secondary fibers. Five pilot projects will also explore how recycled wood fibers can be used to manufacture new end products such as insulation materials and biocomposites.

EcoReFibre kickoff meeting in Uppsala, Sweden, on May 18 and 19, 2022.

“More than 100 million cubic meters of wood fiberboard are produced worldwide every year—almost exclusively from fresh wood. The industry urgently needs a sustainable recycling solution here,” explains Dr. Matthias Graf, who is leading the project at Dieffenbacher. “With the innovative technologies and business models that we’ll develop as part of the EcoReFibre project, we’ll take the circular economy in the MDF/HDF industry a big step forward,” he adds.

EcoReFibre was launched in May with a meeting at the consortium leader, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. The project will end in April 2026.

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LP Goes With Biele For Manitoba Shake Line

LP Goes With Biele For Manitoba Shake Line

LP Goes With Biele For Manitoba Shake Line

Louisiana Pacific and Biele Group have successfully implemented their first project—a shake profile production line in Swan Valley, Manitoba, Canada. This investment is part of the company’s expansion plans for siding products within their LP SmartSide trim and siding brand.

The project consists of a fully automatic shake profile production line that is fed with 8×4 ft. orientated-strand board panels for several post-processing processes to get different sized shakes. The Biele line feeds the mother board and cuts into multiple pieces that will be profiled, painted and packaged according to different recipes.

According to LP’s Engineering Project Manager Danaillie Woodfine, “Prior to adding the shake line in Swan Valley, LP had a shake line in Roaring River, North Carolina. Customer demand for the shake product was outpacing the capacity of the Roaring River line. The new line includes more automation and an increased line speed that is capable of twice the production of the Roaring River line. This increase capacity will allow LP to meet future customer demand.”

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Raute Appoints New President/CEO

Raute Appoints New President/CEO

Raute Corp.’s Board of Directors has appointed Mika Saariaho as the new President and CEO beginning in late November. He will join Raute from Metso Outotec Corp. where he holds the position of Senior Vice President. Saariaho succeeds Tapani Kiiski who left his position by mutual agreement. Kiiski had been Raute President and CEO since 2004.

“After such a long history with the company, leaving this position is naturally bittersweet. The years have been filled with many challenges and successes,” Kiiski comments.

Saariaho has more than 20 years of experience and a solid track record in international business, especially in technology companies. Prior to the formation of Metso Outotec, he worked in various leadership roles at Metso and Outotec and previous worked worked for the World Steel Assn., Outokumpu and McKinsey. He was born in 1973 and is a Doctor of Science (Technology).

“We believe that Raute will be welcoming an excellent new President and CEO in Mika Saariaho. Mika’s extensive experience and competence provide him with an excellent foundation from which to take on this new position and to lead Raute along a profitable path,” says Raute Chair of the Board of Directors Laura Raitio.

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Petri Strengell is acting as interim President and CEO until Saariaho takes over the position. Thereafter, Strengell will continue in his role as COO and member of the company’s Executive Board.

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Bakelite Synthetics Completes GP Chemicals Purchase

Bakelite Synthetics Completes GP Chemicals Purchase

Bakelite Synthetics has completed the previously announced acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s chemicals business (Georgia-Pacific Chemicals). With this acquisition, and after more than 100 years of development through legacy companies as a global phenolics leader, Bakelite Synthetics adds to its strong portfolio of products, brand and customers, as well as building on its growth strategy of delivering innovative solutions to customers in a sustainable manner.

Georgia-Pacific Chemicals brings with it complementary resin and formaldehyde technology and end markets in the building materials, transportation, industrial, chemical intermediate and specialty resins space. This acquisition includes 11 chemical facilities employing approximately 600 in the U.S. and South America.

The company’s new headquarters will be based in Atlanta, Ga., and the combined company will consist of 1,500 associates and 21 manufacturing sites operating in 10 countries.

 

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States Industries, Biele Group Collaborate In Eugene

States Industries, Biele Group Collaborate In Eugene

States Industries, Biele Group Collaborate In Eugene

States Industries LLC, Eugene, Ore., and the handling equipment machinery company, Biele Group, have successfully implemented their first project collaboration consisting of an automatic line to produce hardwood plywood panels, up to 10 ft. in length, through a short cycle multi-opening press.

The project consists of fully automatic handling and cleaning of the substrate, gluing on top and bottom surfaces, and semi-automatic layup of top and bottom hardwood veneers that then feed the four-opening press.

Behind the press, the line is also cleaning the overhanging veneer of the panels without any trimming of the substrate and includes a vertical putty section in case panels need to be repaired before stacking. All these processes are completed continuously without stops.

By means of a customized design of the system, Biele accommodated the required process in the available floor space, adapting to the needs of States Industries.

The investment was a strategic move by States Industries LLC, and having brought the new line into operation early in 2021, the Eugene-based company has increased its production capacity of high value panels as well as product quality from a wide array of panel sizes, substrates, hardwood veneers, and order quantities.

 

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