Wood Products Industry Heads to Atlanta
The wood products industry will be gathering in Atlanta this August for
the biennial International Woodworking Fair—IWF 2010. The event will be
held at the Georgia World Congress Center August 25-28. Read on for an
overview of what some door, window and moulding and millwork manufacturers
will be displaying at the show.
Colonial Saw Evolves—with STRIEBIG Evolution
Colonial Saw has released a new Swiss-made STRIEBIG Evolution, which it
describes as “the ultimate manual traveling vertical panel saw.” The EVOLUTION
includes many automatic features, such as auto-locking of the saw beam
and panel support rollers.
The saw features a new touch-screen color display panel from which the
operator can pivot, plunge and lock the saw head, engage the optional
adjustable split-blade scoring saw, and also set the dimension of the
optional EPS.X programmable stop.
The screen also will display faults and provide easy trouble-shooting
assistance. Digital measuring with fine adjustment in both axes is standard,
as is the auto-shifting, full-wood backing grid, which the company says
can support thin materials and small parts.
Graco PCF: Precise, Continuous Flow
Graco’s new PCF Metering System ensures a precisely controlled, continuous
flow of single-component materials, resulting in smooth, consistent beads,
dots and spray patterns, according to the company. The system’s advanced
pressure sensors and flowmeters take feedback from the fluid stream, adjusting
the flow rate for even subtle changes in material temperatures, viscosities,
dispense rates or robot speeds.
The system is equipped with an advanced display module for easy set-up,
material monitoring and system diagnostics. The system’s integrated USB
interface also allows users to download process data onto a flash drive
for further analysis, and allows for archival of valuable setup parameters.
GP Extends FireDefender Line
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum in Atlanta has expanded its FireDefender Protection
Components family with the temperature rise mineral core, which is designed
for use in steel-covered, composite-type fire doors. The product carriers
a 3-hour maximum rating for duration to fire and a maximum temperature
rise of 250 degrees at 30 minutes, based on fire testing conducted and
listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. in accordance with ANSI/UL 10-B,
ANSI/UL 10-C and NFPA 252.
Visit the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Custom Tool Mfg. Inc. offers a number of tools for custom
architectural door manufacturers. These include its Great-Loc® SG
universal router bit, an insert mortising bit for mortises up to 5 inches
deep and a custom solid carbide compression router bit.
Renolit Re-Brands Exterior Foil
Renolit has launched a new brand, RENOLIT EXOFOL FX, which replaces its
RENOLIT FAST brand. The RENOLIT EXOFOL FX includes several new designs
and will continue to offer all of the colors and woodgrain effects formerly
in the FAST range.
EXOFOL FX is made with a three-layer construction. The polymethyl methacrylate
(PMMA) base layer now includes Solar Shield Technology (SST), which utilizes
infrared reflective pigments that reduce heat build. The two transparent
top layers of
EXOFOL FX include a middle layer of PMMA and top layer of polyvinyl fluoride
film (PVDF), allowing infrared rays to pass through while the SST pigments
in the base film reflect them.
Company officials say the material’s low surface tension, the foil is
resistant to dirt, chemicals and environmental pollutants, and that graffiti
even can be cleaned from it easily without any damage to the film surface.
Accoya® Wood Earns Cradle to Cradle Gold Certification
Accoya® wood recently was awarded the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM
(C2C) Gold level designation by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC),
which assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment, and design
implications for future life cycles.
The wood is harvested from sustainably grown sources and undergoes a non-toxic
patented process to increase its dimensional stability and durability,
according to the company. High-performance Accoya wood is guaranteed for
50 years in exterior above-ground use and is suitable for a variety of
applications where exposure to the elements is a concern, including doors,
windows, decking, cladding and structural components.
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