With forest areas declining worldwide and wood resources becoming scarcer and consequently more expensive, it is important to sustainably and economically use raw timber resources by turning them into wood-based materials. The potential for this responsible and economical use of wood can be found in the size reduction technology field, which supports wood-based material producers in processing residual wood assortments to obtain high-quality flake material. This is crucial for board characteristics, since the quality of wood composite boards depends not only on the pressing and bonding process, but above all, on the condition of the flakes, fibres or strands used.
Pallmann is one such manufacturer of machines and complete system solutions for the preparation and size reduction of residual wood assortments. The manufacturer is also part of the Siempelkamp Group, the international technology supplier of machine and plant engineering systems for wood-based panel industry.
Pallmann’s Knife Ring Flakers PZKR play an important role in the portfolio. Already installed in particleboard plants worldwide, the knife ring flakers are able to achieve consistent flake geometry and quality which contributes to ideal board characteristics, and are flexible and individually adaptable to customers’ flaking tasks.
This article first appeared in the January / February 2022 issue of Panels & Furniture Asia. To read more, click here.