The Composite Panel Association has expanded its Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) certification program to include manufacturers of finished products, components and laminated panels. The ECC program was launched this year for North American manufacturers of composite panels. Forty-seven plants representing almost two-thirds of industry production are certified in the program.
CPA expects many fabricators and laminators to seek ECC certification this year. The ECC standard applies to manufacturers of MDF, hardboard and engineered wood siding and trim, and permits use of wood or agricultural fiber and highlights the responsible use of fiber by composite panel manufacturers. For more information and to find composite panel products made by ECC-certified producers, see www.eccproduct.org.
Think Light: Innovative Lightweight Panels was held recently in Kentwood, Mich., organized by Virginia Tech and sponsored by FDM, Stiles Machinery and others.
The companies in this directory are making investments to make sure that you have the tools and products necessary to develop successful products with lightweight panels.
Q: I have read every Wood Doctor column you have written and have gained a lot of practical information. But here is a question I have not seen addressed before. As background, our fairly large company has really gone into JIT, just-in-time, manufacturing, which means in-process materials cannot sit around very long at all. Well, this has recently translated into machining our glued up panels (edge-glued on a clamp carrier) within 24 hours after they are glued, or sometimes less. Of course, you know what the problem is: sunken glue joints that are obvious after finishing. My suggestion of waiting three days after gluing, as we have always done, has not been well-received. I am hoping that you have some help for us.
New MDF line will have production capacity of 226 million square feet on 3/4-inch basis.
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?"
Nickell Moulding Co. shows that a switch to water-based finishes helps more than just the environment.
AHFA environmental conference draws capacity crowd.
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