MARKHAM, ON – Flakeboard and Metso signed a license agreement in January, 2007, regarding the manufacturing equipment and installation of dry-resin blending technology at Flakeboard’s MDF plants in North America. Once the installations are complete, Metso will market and sell this patented technology, branded EVOjet, to MDF plants outside of North and South America, as well as door-skin lines worldwide.

Dry-resin technology will assist Flakeboard in managing its resin consumption. It will also help control increasing resin costs when manufacturing standard and thin MDF. Additionally, the system will reduce formaldehyde emissions from the process.

The core idea behind this technology is based on dried fiber moving through two rollers, which accelerate and disintegrate the fiber flow before the resin is sprayed onto the fiber. The process makes the benefits of traditional blow line blending achievable, according to Flakeboard.

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