Meiken Lamwood Corporation (Okayama prefecture, Japan), laminated lumber manufacturer, has completed construction of CLT production plant, which is the first CLT production plant in Japan, ITTO reported.
The plant has floor space of 6,000 square meters then another 3,400 square meters for processing plant. In the first floor of the plant, there is lamina drying stacking machine then four kiln dryers are set next to stacking machine. Steam is sent from biomass power plant, which is on the other side of the road. Waste from molder is sent to power plant as fuel.
Dried lamina with length of 2,000 – 4,200 mm is sent to the second floor, where it goes through test machine of bending stress, moisture content measuring machine, surface scanner, horizontal finger jointer and six axis molder. Finished lamina of long 8-12 meter lamina are cut into short lamina, which is sent to press after adhesive sprayer.
The maximum size of CLT is 300, 3,000, 12,000 mm in thickness. Adhesive is isocyanate. The president says this is the first CLT plant in Japan but has no order yet but in three years, target is to produce 30,000 cubic metres a year.
Source : lesprom.com