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Wood-based panel production

Particle analysis with laser Eirik N.

Particle analyser measuring particle geometry using laser technology. Foto: E. Nordhagen, NIBIO

We produce particleboards and other wood-based composites on a laboratory scale and test different manufacturing conditions and raw materials. We are also working towards novel composites using the concepts of a circular bioeconomy. Our composite laboratory contains:

  • Hydraulic laboratory press with pressing plates of 60x60 cm, a max. pressing force of 100 t and a max. temperature of 300 °C. 
  • Laser-based particle analyzer (GreCon 3D PARTICLEVIEW) providing  detailed information on geometry, distribution functions and ratios sizes for particle batches. 
  • Density profiler (GreCon DAX08) measuring the density distribution in wood materials using X-ray technology. 
  • Sieve shaker, glue drum, moisture analyser and other equipment
Hydraulic laboratory press (left) and X-ray density profiler (right). Fotos: A. Treu