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Panel World Issue: November 2011

Panel World’s November issue spotlights Murphy Company, which is back in the softwood plywood business with a revitalized southern Oregon mill. An article highlights PELICE 2012, which has announced session topics, the first wave of speakers, and eight keynoters. The issue also features developments in air emissions. Austria’s Scheuch company is highlighted for its constant upgrading of factory processes and emphasis on employee training, and an issue discusses next generation low emission sawdust drying with modular capabilities.

November 2011 Murphy Renews Softwood Plywood Business In Oregon

Coming full circle after a disastrous 2005 fire that demolished its longtime plywood plant in Sutherlin, Ore., Murphy Co. is now fully back in the softwood plywood business since acquiring and renewing the plywood layup plant at Rogue River, Ore., which was started up late last year after being shut down almost two years under prior ownership. Read More

November 2011 PELICE 2012

Organizers of the third Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), scheduled for March 1-2, 2012, have announced the session topics and the first wave of speakers, including eight keynoters.

November 2011 Air Emissions

Mion & Mosole calls on 40 years of experience in designing and manufacturing industrial air treatment systems. Since its inception in 1968 the company has designed and manufactured air treatment and dust extraction systems with recycling and disposal solutions for dust and waste.

November 2011 Taking Stock

It boggles my mind that this is the last issue of 2011 for Panel World magazine. Obviously Father Time has no concern over whether markets are up or down. Read More

November 2011 Scheuch

As part of the international network, the family-owned company Scheuch from Aurolzmünster, Austria attaches special importance to providing goods and services at the customer’s place of business. When plants are produced in remote markets—where taxes and duties are not assessed and thus positively impacts the price structure—a share of the created value stays in the customer’s country.

November 2011 Sawdust

The Stela Laxhuber drying system is a highly efficient and individually adjustable modular plant system for drying sawdust. The drying aims for increasing the calorific value and consequently generating ideal basic conditions for processing sawdust into high quality wood pellets. As the requirements from the customers as well as from the authorities rise, a high focus has to lie on low emissions in dust and noise.

November 2011 Update

Nearly 150 industry representatives, spouses and guests, representing 83 companies, attended the Composite Panel Assn. Fall Meeting in late September in Arlington, Va. Several speakers and meetings focused on economic, regulatory and technical issues facing the industry.

November 2011 Projects

Louisiana Pacific Corp. will install a MEGTEC CLEANSWITCH RTO (regenerative thermal oxidizer) at its OSB plant in Sagola, Mich., with delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011. The new CLEANSWITCH RTO system, rated with a design flow of 105,000 wscfm, will handle the off gas from three direct-fired rotary drum dryers.

November 2011 Supply Lines

Vecoplan, a leader in industrial shredding and recycling equipment, has been accepted into the Rockwell Automation Machine Builder Program, part of the framework of a group of companies and service providers that have demonstrated design, delivery and support competency.

November 2011 What's New

Proper hydraulic system design is of utmost importance for the performance of a MDF multi-daylight press; it affects raw material consumption, products property and energy consumption and reliability. To improve the technical performance of the MDF multi-daylight press so that users can get more benefits from the excellent work of the press, China FOMA has completed significant research work and optimized the design of the press and hydraulic system. To realize the fast closing of press, China Foma carried out the pressure test for the MDF mat, concluding the linkage between specific pressure and mat thickness.

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