GLRPPR Sector Resource: Indiana: Evaluation of Ultraviolet Curable Wood Fillers at Swiss Plywood Corporation William Tell Woodcrafters
Indiana: Evaluation of Ultraviolet Curable Wood Fillers at Swiss Plywood Corporation William Tell Woodcrafters
The scope of this project was to test the effectiveness of ultraviolet light curable wood fillers in Swiss Plywood’s high-end wood product manufacturing operation. The UV curing system used for these tests was unable to achieve full curing of either test filler without damaging the woods surface. Wood fillers that are not fully cured will bleed into the pores of the wood, resulting in the discoloration of the wood's surface. Swiss Plywood was advised to refrain from using UV fillers until a UV curing system is discovered that is able to achieve a 100% cure, within the parameters defined is this report. Until such time, there can be no significant reduction in VOC and HAP emissions or cost.
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