Freres Lumber Co., Inc. has installed and is operating a Taihei horizontal hot press at Lyons, Oregon. Freres says they are already reaping numerous benefits the horizontal press offers over conventional vertical press technology.
The horizontal press differs from conventional vertical presses in that the heat plates are installed vertically and apply pressure to the plywood horizontally. Freres says it is increasing production efficiency, maximizing the uniformity of contact pressure, and is more energy efficient than a vertical press.
Additionally, the new system has a small footprint in relation to the number of platens, allowing Freres to install this 60-opening press, where previously there had been a 24-opening press.
SmartLam North America announced several major projects that will have a significant impact to the mass timber industry. SmartLam North America, which is the first U.S. manufacturer and is reportedly the largest manufacturer in North America of cross laminated timber (CLT), announced it will build a $50 million glulam…
Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-In-Chief, Panel World September 2022 – If you think the pandemic caused the death of live trade shows, think again. Just take one quick browse through the Panel World September 2022 issue. In fact, trade shows almost snowballed us over this month…
Mika Saariaho’s starting date as President and CEO of Raute Corp. has been specified. He will start in the position on October 1, 2022. On May 24, 2022, Raute announced Saariaho’s appointment and that he will assume his position at the latest on November 24, 2022…
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…
The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center completed four days of tremendous activity on Friday, dominated by 925 exhibits. Machinery on tap was mostly downstream, remanufacturing and secondary processing, with some primary manufacturing technologies and laminate…
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