Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association Updates Testing Chambers

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 03/15/2013 5:52PM


RESTON, VA - The Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA) has upgraded its testing laboratory with the addition of Variable Environmental Chambers (VECs).

click image to zoom The association said the VECs "allow clients to determine how their product will perform in a wide range of environmental conditions. They have proven to be a valuable research and development tool for evaluating product quality and performance, while minimizing risk of claims."

The chambers have an operation environment range of 18% to 96% relative humidity and 52F to 120F temperature. This range allows the VECs to simulate environmental conditions of any region including arid, tropical and temperate, the HPVA said.

The HPVA testing laboratory has tools and programs specially developed for wood flooring, cabinets, furniture, windows and more.

Learn more at HPVA.org.


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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