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The process of particle board production encompasses a various number of procedures. In this article, you will learn those processes from particle board preparation, particle screening and drying, blending and mat forming, pressing and board finishing which need different sorts and amounts of energy.

Particle board preparation

The particle boards come from the residues of solid wood and as its increase, the manufacturers have an option to use the low grade residue such as sawdust, hog milled waste, planer shavings and more as well as some of the species. When its finish is assorted and delivered to the mill-yard and segregated according to species and size. The bark of the tree is eliminated away from its logs.

The geometry and the size of particles are shaped through a variety of equipments such as hammer bags, knives, grooved disc plates and many more. The tools which are commonly used in the industry will operate different standard process such as knife-ring Flakers, Chippers, disc refiners, hammer mills and many more.

The drying and screening of particle board

The process of drying particles is done with the machine called rotating horizontal dryers wherein the particles will be more exposed to a hot gas, then, release from tube packages and transport a thermal oil or hot water. Because of the combustion of gas, residues and oil, heat is produced. Now, the alternative dryer for rotary is flash drying which requires lower temperature in drying process.

Next, after the drying method, screening for the particles will be classified according to size by using a gyrating or vibrating screen, a way of an air classification. Keep in mind that the screening happens only prior to the dryers for moist inclined to stick collectively, plug screen plates and taking down the effectiveness of the transmission process.

Then, for the grading purpose of furnishing, the particles will be separated in its size. Grading the board’s face and inner layers are important so that the oversize particles will be recycled for reduction.

The process of blending, then mat making

The blending will happen at the vats of either slow speed or in a small blender with a rapid mixing. Blending means using of adhesives such as phenol, melamine formaldehyde and urea which are bound together with the mixed particle.

The paramount of finest particles will be designed to form a mat. If the desired weight and form are not followed, they will be recycled. The carrying of the mats for hot press is embarking on through either manually making it on metal plates, called cauls or mechanically rolled to the presses.

Pressing the particles

Pre-pressing of the mats is currently a common process, in line for the merging and lessening its width. It permits for comfort of conducting and using of slimmer beginnings in hot-press, in that way reducing pressing time. The preliminary pressing is constantly heated by means of passing warm water, vapor or oil done the platens to achieve hotness for 145-200°C, liable on the resins or gums used and a sort of press.

In some plants, hand control is chosen in the reason that it permits changes to be completed for the diverse mat potentials.

The panel or particle board finishing

Once the planks are finished, they will be cut into size with its length and width dimensions. Using the saws, the particles will produce a 1220 by 2440 mm board panels, 3 to 35 mm or 19 mm thickness.

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