Ogden Group is launching a Wood Repair system - DRS 300 - that is designed to fill and repair knots and cracks in reclaimed wood. Aimed at the burgeoning market for flooring, furniture and paneling made of wood reclaimed from previous uses, the DRS 300 is a semi-finalist in the IWF 2014 Challengers Award program.

  In the DRS 300, a hot melt solution is pressed into the defects in reclaimed wood floors, using high pressure. Within seconds, the solution conforms and seals to the shape of the defect being repaired. The final result is an aesthetically pleasing and durable product that will withstand wear and abrasion, says Ogden Group.

The DRS 300 machine can be specified with one injection head, or multiple heads for applying different colors. It can be manually operated, or run in fully automated mode when integrated with panel a scanning system.

The use of reclaimed lumber and low grade lumber with defects has become increasingly popular in the wood industry. Customers are asking for wood products that cosmetically have a more natural or rustic look. Many end users believe that the use of this lumber is not only eco-friendly, but they also prefer the natural appearance of the product.

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