Dr Raymond Roberts
Consultant physicist

Dr Raymond Roberts
Consultant physicist

Improving machinability by eliminating chipout of particleboard

I have identified the cause of chipout during machining of the laminated particleboard surface. It is due to poor resin distribution in particleboard blenders including new generation PAL type blenders. The solution involved the development of a multi-phase wetting system that improves spreading and penetration of simple and complex water based fluids on previously difficult to wet surfaces such as particleboard flake. The product Rezex A is manufactured by Oxford Technologies. The application of Rezex A requires no major capital investment, with most modern glue kitchens none at all.