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3M

Cubitron II: Cutting edge Performance and Superior Finishing

What if you’re abrasive belts could…

  • Remove more stock while drawing fewer amps?
  • Increase production through faster line speeds?
  • Reduce your sander’s energy conumption?

Airstar

Stop the guessing game and constant maintenance with sub par systems. No system in today’s market can compete with our signal to noise ratio. Our systems are reliable, repeatable, durable and low maintenance.

Let us prove to you the superiority of our systems.

Altec Integrated Solution

Established in 1999, ALTEC continues to set new goals and benchmarks for the innovation and integration of controls solutions for the veneer industry. The new ALTEC Electric Actuator is just one such solution providing our customers with the tools to achieve better veneer quality and productivity.

Andritz

Successful projects need innovative ideas and strong partners. ARAUCO do Brasil teamed up with ANDRITZ to install a state-of-the-art system for MDF fiber production. In February 2013, the chip screening, chip washing, and pressurized refining technology from ANDRITZ for the MDF#2 line in Jaguariaiva was started up in a spirit of cooperation and excellentteamwork. “Whenever we had a question, the ANDRITZ team had an answer—quickly. It was clear that they really wanted to be partners with us,” says plant manager Alex Ferreira Alves.

Argos Solutions

Panel Repair System

  • Scanning; Router; Face-putty; Poly

Scanning Systems

  • Edge inspection trimming; Surface inspection after sanding

Ashland Hercules Water Technologies

Meet the growing demand for environmentally-friendly interior wood products with Ashland’s formaldehyde-free Soyad adhesives. Formulated with a proprietary cross-linking resin and natural soy flour, these proven adhesives provide a strong, water-resistant bond and readily replace UF-based adhesives in hardwood plywood and composite panels.

B Maier

Efficient technology for your successful PB, MDF or OSB production

  • Chipping
  • Flaking
  • Milling
  • Plant concepts
  • Modernization
  • Service

BASF

Smart manufacturers love skipping tests because engineered wood products made with BASF’s Lupranate MDI binders have no added formaldehyde – they allow manufacturers to file for an exemption from CARB compliance testing. And that means no delays, downtime or scrapped shipments for your operation. It’s green manufacturing htat helps you eliminate the red tape of regulation.

Baumer Inspection Gmbh

ColourBrain surface inspection and process monitoring

  • ColourBrain high speed cameras fully automatically detect smallest defects in lamination or varnishing of boards and panels
  • ColourBrain inspection systems guarantee for continuous high quality, based upon standardized quality criteria.
  • ColourBrain is the leading system for surface inspection in the wood based panel industry with more than 350 installations worldwide.

Chem-Trend

Sticky presses from ultra-adhesive resins affect part quality, slow down productivity and can damage equipment. Or release agents are developed specifically for the challenges of resins like pMDI and are custom-formulated for your process. Each year, we spend thousands of hours on the floors of wood processing shops, giving our technical and manufacturing experts unmatched insight into the toughest product challenges.

China Foma Group

China Foma Product Portfolio: MDF/HDF Production Line, Particle Board Production Line, OSB Production Line, Non-Wood-Based Panel Production Line, Short-Cycle Lamination Line, Impregnation and Drying Production Line, Forest Developing, Sawmill Line, Plywood Machine, Wood-working Machine, etc.

Clariant International

Clariant delivers innovative, high performance catalysts and superior customer care. Our catalysts help you cut RTO energy expenses and CO2 emissions by more than 50%. And with dedicated sales and technical personnel for the Panelboard Industry, we assist and advise during on-site installation, and provide quick turnaround for a catalyst laboratory testing.

Clarke’s Sheet Metal

The reliable spark detection and suppression system.

  • Servers software package for MMI interface; Remote I/O available; Cast aluminum sensor enclosures; Water flow confirmation at each suppression valve; Easily installed and maintained by plant personnel; Competitively priced; Two year warranty; Made in USA

CMC-Texpan

CMC-Texpan produces machinery for cleaning, sifting, storage gluing, forming in PB, MDF, and OSB plants.

Coil Manufacturing

Coil Precision Spinning Disc Atomizers

  • Six different models up to 14,500 RPM. EL1 to EL4 (models EL3A and EL4A have inverted cones) fit any system and optimize use of any resin. Coil Atomizers do not require any maintenance and downtime for cleaning nozzles or replacing plugged nozzle lines of filters.

Cross Wrap

The cross wrap packing machines offer an efficient and economical solution for the wood industry:

  • Different sized packages from the same line, automatically
  • Automatic bottom skid feeder
  • Automatic packet labelling
  • Tight, weather- and moisture proof cover
  • Durable packing without straps or corner covers

Custom Engineering

Custom Engineering is the world’s leader in replacement and rebuilt Heating Platens, offering Platen rebuilds of all OE makes, straightening and machining, weld repair, flow and pressure testing, and 24-hour shutdown scheduling.

Daqota Systems

Full Lathe Line Systems, Carriage Drive Systems, Clipper Controls, Stacker Controls, Database Design, Vat Controls, Bioenergy, Engineering Services, Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Power Generation, Control Consoles, HMIs, Speed Synchronizing, AC Servo Clipper Knife and Rolls Control System.

Delta Computer Systems

The difference with Delta is measurable. Delta doesn’t ding you—pay one price, one time, for hardware, software, firmware, and phone/email support. Get your forest product machinery to move faster, smoother, and more precisely, enabling higher productivity, improved product quality, and less wasted raw material.

Dieffenbacher Gmbh

The Evolution in Press Technology

  • Perfect board tolerances (down to +/- 0.05 mm)
  • Wide density range (22-62 lb/ft3
  • High-speed (390 ft/min and faster)
  • Press width up to 12 ft (4 m)

Dunhua Yalian Machinery

Company Set Up: 2003
Continuous Press Line: For 2.5-40mm thick MDF/HDF/PB/OSB panels
Scope of Supply: forming to intermediate storage
Line Width: 4/6/7/8/9 foot
Roller Press Line: For 2.0-6.0mm thick MDF panels
Scope of Supply: forming to press outfeed
Line Width: 4/6/8 foot
References: 25 Roller press lines delivered; 25 Continuous lines contracted, 8 of them started up already

Durox S R L

Manufacturing and repairing of spare parts completed of hard facing treatments for wood preparation machineries.

Durr Systems

The Environmental and Energy Systems business unit offers worldwide leading technologies for efficient air pollution abatement. We are a reliable partner for our customers in many different industries – and have been for over 40 years.  In addition, it will develop new activities in recovering of waste heat.

East Coast Sawmill Expo

The 34th East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Exposition will be 2014′s largest collection of sawmill, logging, biomass, pallet and related manufacturing equipment, supplies and services in the Eastern United States. Nearly 300 exhibiting companies and thousands of forest products industry people will convene for the 34th Richmond show. The newest and most advanced machinery, equipment and technology in the industry will be on display.

  • Richmond Raceway Complex * Richmond, Virginia; Friday May 16th 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday May 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Eltomation

Wood Wool Cement Board (WWCB)

  • A low density board with high thermal insulation value suitable for a wide range of applications

Large WWC Wall Elements

  • Large Wood Wool Cement Wall Elements with high thermal insulation, excellent thermal storage capacity and moisture balancing properties, providing very comfortable living conditions. This unique prefab system provides very fast construction.

EltoBoard – Wood Strand Cement Board (WSCB)

  • A medium density board, being water-,rot-,vermin- and termite proof, with high bending strength of up to 20 MPa.

Evergreen Engineering

Pellets; Biomass; Material Handling; Boiler Systems; Feasibility Studies; Preliminary & Detail Engineering; Cost Estimates; Environmental/Permitting; Project Management; Construction Mgmt; Turnkey Construction; Plant Assessments

Expo 2013

Coming June 5-7, 2013 Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. Expo 2013 is the first-class marketplace to reach a quality audience of top management and purchasing executives from around the globe. The wood products industry comes here to showcase stat-of-the-art equipment, technology and services.

Fezer

Complete veneer drying, grading and stacking line. Visit our web page to learn about our product range.

Fimma Fair 2014

Fimma Maderalia. The gateway to new markets

February 11-14

  • +34.963.861.344

Fisher + Ruckle

Perfect, Completely Closed Glue Joints for the board and furniture industry

  • Veneer double knife guillotine MONGUZZI AFD
  • Veneer single knife guillotine MONGUZZI AFECO
  • Crossfeed splicing machine CROSSMASTER FZR
  • Longitudinal splicing machine with integrated gluing unit OMNIMASTER

Forbo Siegling Gmbh

Quite a lot of chips make up a finished board. Siegling belting plays a role in spreading, ventilating and pressing, producing high-quality, efficient processes and ensuring reliable operation.

  • With special belts for ideal processing function (forming, accelerator and transfer belts, ventilation and pre-press belts, all types of conveying)
  • With easy handling and minimal downtime
  • With extensive, one stop services

Geoenergy

Geoenergy has been helping customers find cost-effective solutions in the panelboard industry for over 25 years. Our expertise and solutions include: E-Tube Wet ESP; GeoTherm RTO & GeoCat RCO; Service, Rebuilds & Upgrades; Training; Spare Parts

Grecon

Improve Your Profits. Measure and optimize your panel board quality.

  • Moisture; Material Distribution; Weight Per-Unit Area; Mat Moisture; Internal Integrity; Thickness; Raw Density Profile; Weight; Surface Quality
  • Optimize energy and resources; Maximize production and profits

Grenzebach Maschinenbau Gmbh

Benefit from Grenzebach’s expertise and experience.

  • 4, 5, and 6-deck jet and longitudinal veneer dryers
  • High feed rate, fully automatic feeder with adjustable vacuum intake system
  • Optimized dryer air flow and thermodynamic performance
  • Standard wide-belt outfeed

Habasit Gmbh

Habasit conveyor belts provide a large selection for all applications in the wood industry. From our design engineers to provide you wit the best possible solution to our on-time delivery, you can rely on the quality, service and expertise of Habasit.

Heritage Global Partners

Heritage Global Partners is a leading, full service, global auction and asset advisory firm.  Our managing partners, Ross and Kirk Dove*, bring over a half century of worldwide experience and expertise in virtually every industrial sector and geography. Together they have conducted over 4,000 industrial auctions, spanning 30 countries.

Holzma

  • HOLZMA destacking software
  • Highly individual machine configuration thanks to revised product portfolio
  • Extraction in the cutting line area
  • Solutions for batch size 1 production
  • And much more

Hueck Rheinische Gmbh

Hueck Rheinische Gmbh press plates and press pads stand for the high level of technology in development and manufacturing. Premium processing, extraordinary lifetime and a customer oriented development offer extraordinary products. Together with you we develop products for various production processes, which allows you to succeed in the market.

Hymmen Gmbh

Individual. Fast. Brilliant.

I W F

Rethink panel processing. Register now to Experience the World of Woodworking.

Intec Energy Systems

Intec Energy Systems for industrial process heating:

  • Energy Plants for fibreboard industry
  • Power Plants with biomass combustion
  • Thermal oil heating installations
  • Wood dust and step grate firing systems
  • After sales service
  • Waste heat recovery systems

Interzum

Visionary technologies and innovative design – at Interzum you’ll find concentrated innovative power for your future sales success. The best ideas and sector innovations for the furniture industry and the home interiors business celebrate their premieres here. As the leading global trade fair for the sector, Interzum opens a window into the future. Interzum is the meeting for all of the key players. Gain an innovative edge – and let yourself be inspired.

Kluber Lubrication

Kluber Lubrication knows that your profitability requires extended intervals of peak mechanical performance. That’s why our wood-processing lubricants are designed to keep your entire production line running smoothly—with minimal maintenance stops. Our specialty lubricants endure high temperatures and reduce evaporation loss, ensuring long relubrication intervals. With constant new product development, you can rely on Kluber to keep up with ever-increasing industry requirements.

LAP Laser

Turnkey Thickness measurement system for wood panels

  • High precision sensors; 3-7 measurement tracks; up to 3m panel width; sold construction; PC desktop system; software; digital tolerance alerts

Lenzing Technik Gmbh

Lenzing Technik is an experienced partner of industry, present world wide, with comprehensive competence and specific expert status in the fields of engineering and contracting, industrial plant design and construction, industrial services, as well as automation and mechatronics.

Les Drev Mash 2012

The Lesdrevmash exhibition is an effective promotion tool for innovative technologies, science intensive projects and the latest equipment. The event offers a comprehensive exposition of the latest domestic and overseas achievements covering the whole manufacturing cycle from logging to wood raw materials processing.

Ligna International Fair

Ligna 2013 will showcase the latest trends and developments in the timber and woodworking industries.

  • Experience the innovative products and solutions exhibited by 1,700 suppliers from around the world.
  • Learn about new trends and products in your sector and find out how to make your day-to-day work easier.
  • Benefit from the know-how of numerous experts, themed presentations and an extensive program of conferences.

Limab

PanelProfiler is the market leading, non-contact panel thickness measurement system. For all types of composite panelboard, engineered wood panels and veneer.

  • High accuracy at all speeds
  • Non-contact, low maintenance
  • No marking of surface
  • Measures also thin and soft panels

Lindauer Dornier Gmbh

Perfect drying or heat treatment is a key element in many industrial processes. With dryers made by Dornier, you benefit from long-term expertise and continuous innovation. Dornier offers innovative solutions for drying and heat treatment through their belt dryers, loop dryers, foaming ovens, suction dryers and surface dryers.

Lundberg

Lundberg has been helping customers find cost-effective solutions in the panelboard industry for over 25 years.

Our experience includes:

  • E-Tube Wet ESP; GeoTherm RTO & GeoCat RCO; Service, Rebuilds & Upgrades; Training; Spare Parts

M E C

For more than 50 years, M-E-C Company has used its Total System Responsibility to design, manufacture and service over 550 dryer systems worldwide.

Matthews International

Whether grade marking, nail pattern marking or company logo marking, Matthews specializes in equipment and inks specific to the wood industry. Our Drop-on Demand (DOD) inkjet printers withstand even the toughest, harshest environments, keeping up with the demands of the wood industry.

Metriguard

Model 2800 DME

  • Ultrasonic propagation time (UPT) (sonic velocity; Modulus of Elasticity (E); Touch-screen controls; Dry-weight basis density; Average and peak moisture content; Full-sheet MC / density; Compensates for veneer temperature and moisture content; Advanced digital signal processing; Sheet thickness; Sheet width; Reversible hand; USB ports – Ethernet; Remote desktop

Michelman

Sticky pastries are good. Sticky wood presses mean downtime and profit loss. At Michelman, we offer a full line of release agents for mdf, OSB, PB and LSL. But what sets us apart is our application knowledge. To support our releases, we design and offer our own spray equipment, and know exactly how to keep your presses running clean and profitable.

Mid-South Engineering

We have over 43 years of experience throughout North America and around the globe.

  • Plywood, OSB, Particleboard, MDF, LVL, & Engineered Wood
  • Material Handling & Storage
  • Raw Material Resourcing Studies
  • Improving Existing Mills
  • Feasibility Studies

ML Wood

Your wood reduction and processing company!

  • Drum Chipper, Flaker, Mill
  • Spare & Wear Parts
  • For Maier Systems and other Brands

Momentive

When it comes to advanced resins and adhesives for engineered wood, Momentive Specialty Chemicals is the global leader. We are committed to sustainable innovation for the Forest Products Industry even before it was fashionable. Our products’ processing and performance benefits, global reliability and customized technical service are second to none.

Nap Gladu

NAP GLADU is the largest, most complete source of quality cutting tools and services for the wood, metal and plastic industry in North America.  More than 70 years helping customers lower their cost per cut with extensive selection, reliable service, and top quality.

Paratherm

Did you know that Paratherm HR Heat Transfer Fluid showed 50% less degradation meaning you get better productivity and less breakdowns? Paratherm HR Heat Transfer Fluid is an alkylated-aromatic based heat transfer fluid formulated for closed loop liquid phase heating to 650 degrees Fahrenheit in fired heaters and 675 degrees Fahrenheit in waste heat recovery and full convection heaters

Peninsular Cylinder

Big Bore & Long Stroke; Hydraulic & Air Cylinders; Peninsular’s Proven Cylinder Features Keep Your Plant Up & Running!

  • Tie-Rod Type Cylinders; Welded Type Cylinders; Mill Type Cylinders; Metric Cylinders; Metric Cylinders; All Mounting Styles; Cylinder Accessories

Phg Energy

Affordable and renewable…concepts that are not often used together when describing alternative energy solutions. PHG Energy is proud to deliver an alternative energy technology to customers seeking an industrial grade, renewable, cost effective solution that competes with traditional fossil fuels.

Raute Wood

Raute P2 Patching Line – a new era in veneer patching has begun! We are proud to welcome this newest addition of veneer handling technology to the Raute product family. Our latest P2 veneer patching technology was introduced in 2012 and has been a huge success. Now with multiple installations, the P2 is providing our customers with an automated patching line that can make over 3000 patches per hour, per patching level.

Sandvik Process Systems

Sandvik steel belts and textured press plates are renowned the world over, helping manufacturers achieve market differentiation through premium quality boards, panels and textured surfaces. But that’s only half the story. At Sandkvik, we also deliver the global support and service to help you gain competitive advantage through maximum press productivity.

Scheuch Gmbh

For the areas of air extraction, dust collection, exhaust air cleaning, pneumatic conveying and fiber sifting, we offer a complete program for all production areas of particle board, medium density fiber and oriented strand board production. Our equipment can be applied in all areas from raw material preparation, board production and finishing operations.

Sia Abrasives Industries

sialide Pad System

  • The innovation for consistent sanding precisions available in three different grades of hardness – soft, medium and hard – simplifies the working process and shortens the machine changeover times.

siapan High-tech Belts

  • siapan belts are state-of-the-art products which meet the most demanding requirements for stability and surface quality.

Siempelkamp Gmbh

New ecoresinator suited for retrofitting. For guaranteed resin savings!

The most effective investment for upgrading MDF-lines:

  • quick installation; low operational costs

Your benefit:

  • significant reduction of glue; better surface quality; capacity gains

SonicAire

How can you keep your plant clean when the dust is heavier than normal? Or drier? Or when the particle sizes vary so greatly? Sonic Aire 2.0 is the answer to all those questions. It still uses our proven BarrierAire Technology to create an over head barrier to control fugitive dust. But the SonicAire 2.0 fan uses new technology designed to combat the problems unique to heavier fugitive dust.

Spraying Systems

PanelSpray Moistening and Release Agent Spray System

  • Hydraulic PulsaJet header apply a chemical on conveyor or wood chips resulting reduced cure times and faster press cycles
  • Applying a release agent prevents the mat material from sticking to the press belt
  • Increase quality and throughput
  • Decreasing production costs and lowering maintenance time

Steinemann Technology AG

It’s a perfect match: Steinemann Technology, the Swiss leading provider of sanding systems, has entered into a strategic partnership with Argos, the Norwegian leading provider of surface inspection systems. The result is a win-win combination of top performance and highest precision, detecting the smallest defects, not only at speeds above 100m/min.

Sud-Chemie Air Purification

Süd-Chemie´s products ensure sparing use of energy and water as natural resources, enhancing the quality of life for both humans and the environment.

Sweed Machinery

  • The Sweed Accumatic eliminates time loss in the veneer drying process caused by charge breaks.
  • The reengineered High Speed Econo-Vac automates the charging of the dryer feeder and is capable of 22 feeds per minute
  • The Sweed Dryer Feeder provides systematic feeding of individual trays in the dryer.
  • The Even-Enders/Lappers lift the forward sheet automatically to allow the trailing sheet to slide underneath – an ideal overlap as sheets proceed into the dryer.

The Douglas Reiter Company

Since 1977, the Douglas Reiter Company (DRC) has successfully recruited senior executives for clients. Our 95% placement rate accounts for the quality, long-term relationships we enjoy with the companies we serve.

Thermal Fluid Solutions

HTfluidfit from TFS is a revolutionary, proactive service for the maintenance and safety of thermal fluids; it offers a real alternative to the costly and time-consuming process of fluid disposal and refilling of systems. Using state-of-the-art fluid conditioning rigs, fluids are maintained at their optimum condition with the potential to extend fluid life by a factor of 10 or more!

TurboSonic

TurboSonic is a global supplier of air pollution control and liquid atomization technologies. Our product offering, developed through our extensive industry experience, represents the most advanced solutions available. With innovative design features for high efficiency emissions control, our patented products are designed to outperform regulatory requirements, improve performance and energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and recover valuable by-products. To optimize your investment, we also offer aftermarket service and performance upgrades to existing equipment.

U.S. Metal Works

The Powered Truck Tarping System has been developed for the shipping and receiving industries. Designed to ease the handling of truck tarps, this proven system is operator friendly, labor efficient and safe.

USNR

Our customers expect low energy costs and high quality veneer. USNR’s 6-Deck Jet Dryer delivers. USNR’s Coe 6-Deck Jet Dryer is the most cost-effective system on the market. It maximizes thermal efficiency, minimizes exhaust flow, and improves veneer quality through exceptional humidity control. It’s just one more innovation from the company that invented jet drying.

USNR-Coe

USNR offers complete processing solutions from a single supplier. We know today’s mill managers need suppliers that understand their mills from end to end—the complete process of converting raw material into finished products. That’s why choosing USNR for your next project is your best decision.

Ventek

Green-end Automation has become reality rather than just wishful thinking. Through our on-going partnership with Elite Automation we are introducing our Multi-Point Diverter System (MPDS).

  • Improve Recovery
  • Reduce Sheet Widths
  • Reduce Down Time
  • Increase Production
  • Reduce Manpower

Wemhöner Surface Technologies

Doors, furniture elements, or parquet floors get their distinctive, high-quality character from the use of selected veneers, laminates or embossed foils. With decades of experience in the finishing of wood based panels, Wemhöner offers the appropriate production technology to meet every need for design, material use and quality. Wemhöner single- or multi-daylight press systems set standards and leave virtually nothing to be desired in regard to flexibility, speed, reliability and profitability.

West Salem Machinery

Over 60 years of experience from the experts in manufacturing the most rugged reliable equipment on the market.

  • Fuel Processing; Fiber Reclaim; Panel & Trim Grinding; High Speed Milling; Board Furnish Screening.