and techniques. His special expertise is in the crucial laminating
process, which is essential to veneering success.
Alan Hubbard – Hubbard’s years at Veneer Technologies
have given him a unique perspective on how veneer is manufactured and processed, from raw logs to flitches to panels. His
presentation will include a virtual trip inside the veneer plant to
see how it is processed and graded in a modern industrial setting.
The program will emphasize audience interaction, so there
will be plenty of opportunities to have all of your questions
answered. Be prepared to be stunned by photos of some of
the most spectacular veneer work you’ve ever seen. And be
ready for some hands-on surprises, too. Moderated by Will
Sampson, editor of FDMC magazine, this veneer project
goes way beyond just the surface.
What’s new in wood sanding and finishing? This special full-day session will explore a variety of new technologies and
best methods that you can use in your business.
Included will be a number of presentations and an opportu-
nity to talk to suppliers and finishing experts face-to-face. The
program is developed and presented by FDMC and Woodwork-
ing Network, and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
at the University of British Columbia.
Cefla North America is the exclusive sponsor of the IWF
2016 Finishing Symposium.
An opening session from the Centre for Advanced Wood
Processing, with Iain MacDonald, will start with an overview of where wood finishing is in 2016, including a discussion of some of the newest methods and technology. Find out
more about trends that may affect your business.
Phil Stevenson of AWFI, a leading finishing consultant,
will discuss a new method of training in which the goal is to
create a system for finishing within the company rather than
training a person that could leave that same company. He will
discuss how to organize a finishing system and set up metrics
and ways to measure your company’s finishing performance.
Flori Grottoli, of Cavalieri Finishing Co., a New York
technology leader that produces high-end products with
polyester finishes and special gloss effects, will explain how
the company’s process works, including its use of robotics to
achieve consistency and accuracy.
Wellborn Forest Products, an Alabama cabinet manufacturer, will discuss how the company is responding to customer demands for more colors and different appearances.
Also during the program, a manufacturer of wood finishes
will describe some of the latest trends in finish composition,
color and style. Gemini and Sherwin-Williams also will
make presentations on new technologies in finishes.
In addition, Keyland Polymer, a maker of powder coatings, will explain UV-cured powder coating chemistry and
attributes of these coating materials. It will also talk about
opportunities for adopters of UV-cured powder coatings.
The program will be directed by Karl Forth, Online
Editor, FDMCdigital.com and Woodworking Network.
As part of the day-long event, companies will be available to
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