23/05/2014
XYLEXPO REVIEW

The Imal-Pal group has retained its leading position in the wood-based panel industry at the latest Xylexpo exhibition, thanks as well to Globus who recently joined the group to complete the vast range of products offered.

Some innovations presented at the show by Imal were the Dynasteam, a small pre-press which injects saturated steam into the mat as it compresses it, leading to a significant increase in press production capacity and a reduction in the amount of resin utilized, and three new high pressure resination systems for PB, OSB and MDF panel production, with which it is possible to cut resin consumption by between 10% and 25%.

Another innovation presented by Pal was the new Cleaning Tower which is able to clean all kinds of pollutants from the flow of wood chips. This new cleaning technology combines three grading principles: the first being that of demetallization accomplished with highly efficient magnetic systems, the second adopts the principle of aerodynamics where inert substances are separated from the wood particle flow by a jet of air which removes them on the basis of their density, surface and shape; lastly the spectrographic principle which optically identifies the spectrum of the wood and all the other contaminants and, by applying jets of compressed air, separates out all the materials which are not wood. With this principle it is also possible to identify black bodies which, despite being unclassified material, may be separated out from the wood.

Last but not least, Globus, presented its “Globus wobble spreader disk”, an innovative system with which it is possible to achieve a radical improvement in the quality and capacity of flake production. The wobble spreader disk continuously distributes chips over the full length of the knife thus making it possible to improve quality.