LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- Sanding & Finishing - How to Get Green, speaks of the times in which we live and manufacture wood products.

The editors of Woodworking Network examine how the trend to greener wood products is impacting techniques and technologies for sanding and finishing.

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The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification program, EPA regulations and the Green Movement in general have generated major changes in industrial wood finishing processes. Coating chemistry, sanding methods and finishing equipment are all being effected by this new market demand. 

Webcast Highlights 

  •  Definition of a "Green" coating.
  • Will you be required to change?
  • Important changes in white wood and sealer sanding methods
  • Important changes in finishing equipment and processes

Who should watch this webcast:

  • Production managers
  • Coating and staining professionals
  • Line supervisors
  • Quality control managers
  • General operations managers


Free Webcast: Sanding & Finishing - How to Get GreenRobert J. Kostelnik, Technical Manager - Finishing, Stiles Machinery
Bob Kostelnik has more than 40 years of experience in the Industrial Wood Finishing Industry. After six years in the laboratory as a formulating chemist of wood coating, Bob moved into the field of technical service, and then various sales and marketing management positions in the coating industry. He started his first UV line for wood finishing in California in the early ‘70s, and in 1981 founded HK Research, a manufacturer of wood coatings and polyester gel coats. Bob added machine applications to his chemical background, when he joined Stiles Machinery in 1997.

Free Webcast: Sanding & Finishing - How to Get GreenTim Middleton
Product Manager - Sanding, Stiles Machinery
In his role at Stiles Machinery, Tim also teaches several finishing focused courses, including Efficient Sanding of Veneer, Widebelt Sanding Technology, and Widebelt Sanding Machine Maintenance, in which he shares his expertise in proper procedures for dressing conveyor belts, contact roller alignment, segment pad maintenance and platen repair.

Free Webcast: Sanding & Finishing - How to Get GreenBill Esler
Editorial Director, Woodworking Network
Wood Interiors Media Group

Bill is responsible for editing Custom Woodworking Business and coordinating all content for Wood & Wood Products, CLOSETS magazine, and, along with related newsletters. Bill is also a board member of, the woodworking industry education advocacy organization. Prior to Vance Publishing, Bill’s background includes 20 years in business to business communications and 10 years in print manufacturing and production.


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