Volume 11, Issue 6 - July/August 2010


It’s IWF
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.

Booth #6252:
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.

Booth #2455:
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.

Booth #2169:
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.

Booth #6969
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.

Booth #1827:
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.

Booth #3113:
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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