Veneer sources found at the International Woodworking Fair included more than two dozen companies, though most products target industrial, not custom, wood production.

Veneer has been facing challenges for years from decorative laminates, which have upped the ante with more photorealistic reproduction, and, more recently, textured surfaces to mimic tactile qualities of veneer.

Veneer-related Firms in IWF 2012 Directory

3A Composites

Adwood Corporation

Ambica Timber Mart

American Veneer Edgebanding Company, Inc.

Amos-Hill Associates Inc.

Angelo Cremona SpA

Atlanta Hardwood Corporation

Biele S.A.

Big Horn Corporation

Bohlke Veneer  

Brookside Veneers Ltd.

Cards of Wood, Inc.

CEDAN

Certainly Wood Inc.

Chemetal

Ching Hwa Advertisement

Collins Companies

Columbia Forest Products

Danzer Veneer

Darlington Veneer

Decotone Surfaces

EdgeCo, Inc.

Elias Woodwork

European Woodworking Machinery Company

EX-FACTORY INC.

FDSE Inc.

Fezer S/A Industrias Mecanicas

FIMMA Brasil

Flexible Materials, Inc.

Flying Dutchman, Inc.

Formiline Industria De Laminados Ltda

Gaosheng Woodwork Co.

Greenline Industries

Hardwoods Specialty Products

Highland Industries Inc

HPVA - Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association

Indiana Architectural Plywood, Inc.

Interlam, Inc.

International Veneer Processing Inc.

International Wood Products Association

Italpresse USA, Inc.

JUST Normlicht, Inc.

Kendrick Forest Products

Kleiberit Adhesives USA, Inc.

Koppe Timber Trading

Lamin-Art

Limab North America

Luli Group Co. Ltd.

Marwood, Inc.

Millworking Solutions

North American Plywood

Northern Contours

Ogden Group

Outwater Plastics Industries,

Panel Processing

PENTEC International

Plastix USA LLC

PopLite Specialty Panels

Roseburg Forest Products

RT Machine Co. Inc.

Sauers Veneers

Shapes Unlimited, Inc.

Shelter Forest Intl

States Industries LLC

Stiles Machinery Inc.

Super Thin Saws Inc.

Superior Veneer & Plywood

Timesavers, Inc.

USNR

Vac-U-Clamp

Vacuum Pressing Systems

Veneer Systems, Inc.

Veneer Technologies,

Vicwood Group

West Fraser Mills Ltd.

 

Veneer is also a victim of design trends, bumped in the design phase if clients turn to painted surfaces, or plastic and metal laminates.

At IWF, M. Bohlke Veneer put a tree on display, symbolizing its commitment to FSC certified sourcing and its extensive line of veneers. Bohlke notes that it has been prepared for the recent rise in popularity, offering bamboo veneer (including FSC certified) in caramel (darker) and natural (lighter), and in flat cut with a wide grain 3/4-inch pattern and quarter cut in a narrower grain of 1/4-inch.

Veneer Tech, Elias Woodwork and Edgeco also showed veneer at IWF. Edgeco offers wood veneer edgebanding in over 30 species, pre-finished, and in a range of widths. It can be ordered custom stained, and in thicknesses of 1, 2 and 3 mm. Veneer sheets are also offered.

Elias Woodwork offers pressure sensitive veneer, unfinished or custom prefinished. Veneer is affixed to 3M peel and stick backer, which Elias says results in a permanent bond to most surfaces. It is available in 2-foot by 8-foot sheets. Paperback veneer comes in 4-foot by 8-foot sheets, in dozens of species both domestic and exotic.

Moulded Applications

An interesting sidenote: Danzer veneers, well known in architectural interior applications, also makes a deep-draw 3-D veneer. Moulded parts made of 3-D veneer or parts coated with 3-D veneer have a closed surface. Formed mats are very strong due to their three-dimensionality. You can buy it online as a covering for iPad2 direct from danzershop.com.

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