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Veneer and Plywood Production

The course seeks to provide an understanding of the complex nature of veneering and plywood manufacturing based on the principles and processes involved in improving raw material recovery, efficiency in operation and product quality.

It covers wood characteristics and properties related to veneering and plywood making; log handling, preparation and storage; veneer cutting and drying; plywood gluing, sizing and finishing; quality control.

The course is designed for supervisory and middle level management staff of veneer and plywood mills. It can be suited to the technical staff level such as foremen, lead men and equipment operators. In-plant training can be arranged.

Duration: 4 days

WWCB and other Cement-bonded Board Production

This is a course on the manufacture of cement-bonded boards, e.g. wood wool cement board (WWCB).

Lecture-discussions and laboratory sessions cover production technology, quality control and grading, construction application, and cost analysis.

The course is designed for those who will be directly involved in cement-bonded board production but have limited or no experience in this area. It can also be designed for prospective entrepreneurs and those already in the wood-using industries who wish to integrate CBB manufacturing in their business concerns, as well as supervisors and middle-level management of these industries.

Duration: 5 days

Particle Board Production

The course deals with the whole process of particleboard manufacture from raw material preparation through post-board production processes to handling and storage.

Lecture-discussions and laboratory sessions also include quality control and grading and various applications of particleboard.

The course is designed for prospective entrepreneurs and those already in the wood-using industries who wish to integrate particleboard production in their business concerns, as well as supervisors or middle-level management of these industries. It can also be designed for workers of particleboard manufacturing firms. In-plant training can be arranged.

Duration: 10 days