The $23-million modernization project saw the complete refurbishment of the company’s original press.
First-of-their-kind offerings to be showcased at IWF, August 22-25
Tafisa will be unveiling two new EIR Synchronized Textures, Teak and Hickory, at IWF 2018 in Atlanta.
Tafisa Canada started up of its fifth TFL panel press line for producing two-sided embossed and in-register textured composite panels in 4-foot by 8-foot and 5-foot by 9-foot sizes. The line will aid the production and on-time delivery of its new VIVA panels, whic feature embossed in-register textured surfaces.
Textured, embossed-in-register, thermally-fused laminates (TFL) and high-pressure laminates (HPL) are hot this year at IWF. A number of exhibitors will be showcasing designs that feel and look just like wood.
Arauco has acquired 50 percent of Tafisa's assets, including 10 composite panel mills in Europe and South Africa, for $150 million.
Wood flooring and panel producer Kronospan Group has indicated its intentions to acquire two Isoroy panel plants in France. Isoroy is an indirect affiliate of Sonae Indústria.
Panel manufacturer Tafisa says the rail line to its plant in Lac-Mégantic will be operational by year end. The spur line serving its giant melamine plant, which handled 60 cars weekly, was closed following a derailment and explosion in July.
Shattering rates on hard maple bats fell 50% after Major League Baseball tapped wood science. This manufacturing solution was this week's most read report. Also highly viewed: video and news on the a deadly train wreck hobbling Tafisa's panel shipments.