TORONTO – A maker of stamped and cut metal hooks is seeking applications in the timber and building industry.

The company, Grip Metal, reported that its first successful application enabled removal of glues in brakes when attaching the friction puck to the backing plate.

“We have successfully tested on wooden boards for shelves and tabletops with a major furniture manufacturer, almost doubling the bend strength with less wood,” said Derek Peper, global vice president business development.

“Now we have begun testing on CLT and LVL. We are evaluating a couple of projects with MIT. He believes we have a real opportunity to work with some of the softwood lumber producers (to) strengthen their products.

“We use pressure to apply the hooked sheet metal to the wood. Think of a thousand little nails. We ideally would like to connect with the soft lumber industry and gauge their interest in partnering.”

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