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Innovations in lightweight construction changes future of industry

Published on :Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Lightweight construction is a key resource that is increasingly gaining importance in times of scarce resources and rising ecological requirements. For this reason, the interests invites lightweight construction to the hedgehog-Lightweight Symposium on 26.09.2019 to the new house of the technology of the jowat se in detmold. Enthusiasts may now participate and experience live screenings, such as the manufacture of 3 D Honeycomb, VR applications in the furniture industry, as well as the wood inject pressure, in addition to an exciting product experience. The team is represented with a table top and will be a part of the demonstration.



This unique term the lightweight board (furniture) panels is applicable for describing a variety of material combinations, all of these aiming at products with lower weight in comparison to conventional wood-based substrates used in the manufacture of furniture ( linke for instance solid wood, particleboard and MDF), while at the same time maintaining all desired furniture aspects of function and utility. These are flexible products which are light and easy to use in construction work.



Jowat supplies a portfolio of powerful dispersions and hot melts with special adhesives for the manufacture of lightweight boards. Which adhesive is the product of choice depends on the materials assembled ( like for instance thin particleboard with cardboard honeycomb cores, honeycombs made of aluminium in an aluminium skin, high-pressure laminates with PU cores, etc), and also on the method of adhesive application (usually roller coater or slot die), and last but not least on the uses and exposures for which the finished part is intended. The boards can be sealed with a hydrophobic treatment of the substrate which reinforces the surface of the wood-based carrier substrate increasing its hardness and reduces the release of VOC by preventing emissions.




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