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Development of a high performance substrate for engineered wood flooringCompleted

Project leaders: Blanchet, Pierre
 

Objective:

Baltic Birch (Russian or Finnish Birch) plywood use is widespread among Canadian engineered wood flooring (EWF) manufacturers. The substrate yields a high quality product that sets Canadian manufacturers apart from the rest in the Canadian and American markets. The product does have disadvantages: 1) it has many users, which pushes up the price; 2) availability is limited; 3) sellers require annual volume agreements; and 4) the product is imported exclusively via container lots.

EWF producers would like a Canadian solution to these disadvantages. The goal of this project is therefore to develop an economically viable substrate from solid wood sticks for engineered wood floor strips with a comparable performance to European plywoods.

Start date: 2008-04-01 End date: 2009-03-31
 

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For more information on this project, please contact:

Blanchet, Pierre
FPInnovations
Email: pierre.blanchet@fpinnovations.ca
Telephone: (418) 659-2647
Fax: (418) 659-2922
 
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