Roseburg announced that all of its composite wood panel plants have been certified to be in compliance with the Composite Panels Association’s Eco-Certified Composite certification program.
ECC Certification is granted on an individual manufacturing plant basis, and requires an on-site qualification audit and subsequent annual audits. Composite panel products must comply with the California Air Resources Board formaldehyde emissions regulation, and the manufacturing facility must meet at least 3 requirements relating to carbon footprint, local and renewable resource, recycled/recovered wood fiber, sustainability and wood sourcing.
“We are very proud of the fact that all of our plants, Taylorville, [Miss.]; Missoula, [Mont.]; Dillard, [Ore.]; and Simsboro, La., have exceeded the minimum certification standards by meeting all five of the requirements listed in the ECC certification program,” said vice president of sales and marketing, Steve Killgore. “In addition, panels from all four plants are certified to contain 100 percent recycled and/or recovered wood fiber. This affirms our continued commitment to producing green wood products.”
For more information on Roseburg's products, visit www.roseburg.com.
Q: What is ring shake? How do we detect it in our oak lumber? Does this shake cause a bad odor or other manufacturing problems?
Q: I have just received some glued-up oak panels that we will be using for tabletops. One of our people noticed that the ends of the panels have developed some cracks and more cracks are showing up every 10 minutes it seems. Most of the cracks are at the glue joint at the end of the panels. The supplier says that our shop is too dry (25 percent to 30 percent RH is what we measure now during the wintertime). My people just checked the MC of many panels, including some that have yet to be unstacked and unwrapped; they are getting some readings as high as 10 percent MC (after correcting for temperature), with a lot over 8 percent MC too. We need an outside person to give us an accurate evaluation.
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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.
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Think Light: Innovative Lightweight Panels was held recently in Kentwood, Mich., organized by Virginia Tech and sponsored by FDM, Stiles Machinery and others.
Wood-Mizer Products Inc. in February announced the release of Bio-Mizer, a biomass furnace that converts wood waste into renewable energy for businesses.
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