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Our production process is ISO certified

Preparing the raw material (click picture to enlarge)

From top to bottom:
1. Durable overlay
2. Decorative paper
3. HDF board
4. Balance paper



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1. Durable overlay (See picture 1, below)

Durable overlay is made by appling an Al2O3 solution over transparent paper.

Al2O3 is very fine and thus it does not hide the color and design of the decorative paper.

Durable overlay can be classified per weight: 33 g/m2, 38 g/m2 or 45 g/m2 (domestic use);

49 g/m2, 62 g/m2 or 76 g/m2 (commercial use).


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2. Decorative paper (See picture 2, below)

Decorative paper is a computer made paper which imitates natural wood, stone, etc.

By applying Al2O3 to decorative paper, the latter becomes protected from the environment.


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3. HDF board (See picture 3, below)

HDF boards are made of wood fiber compressed into a high density panel (≥ 0.80 g/cm3).

HDF boards perform well on: formaldehyde emission; thickness swelling in the presence of water;

and modulus of rupture.


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4. Balance paper (See picture 4, below)

This is the thick and strong paper treated with Al203 on the back of laminate flooring.

It gives stability to the laminate flooring boards and provides a measure of isolation from underfloor humidity.


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Pressing (click pictures to enlarge)

Durable paper, decorative paper, HDF board and balance paper are fed into the hot press.

The raw material is pressed for up to 1 minute at 19 Mpa and a temperature of 180~190 degree. (See pictures 5 and 6, below)


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Stabilizing Boards (click picture to enlarge)

Once the raw material has been pressed into boards, these are placed in the stabilizing warehouse for a week. (See picture 7, below)

Stabilizing is important so that dimensional forces are balanced out, stress is freed and boards become more stable.


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Cutting Boards into Planks
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Stabilized boards are then cut into laminate flooring planks. (See pictures 8 and 9, below)

For 2 and 3 strip flooring, we pay particular attention here so that strip width is homogeneous.


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Stabilizing Planks (click picture to enlarge)

Once the boards have been cut into planks, these are placed in the stabilizing warehouse for 2-3 days. (See picture 10, below)

Stabilizing is important so that dimensional forces are balanced out, stress is freed and planks become more stable.


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Profiling
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Cutting the locking system (glue or glue-less) onto the planks. (See pictures 11 and 12, below)


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This is profiling short sides.


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This is profiling long sides.


Packaging (click pictures to enlarge)

1. Printing cartons with client's marks and sticking product labels.
2. Placing planks into cartons. (See picture 13, below)
3. Sealing cartons with a plastic film. (See picture 14, below)
4. Placing cartons onto pallets.
5. Sealing pallets with plastic film.


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Warehousing (click picture to enlarge)


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Marking, stacking and placing pallets in the warehouse, under appropriate environmental conditions. (See picture 15, left)


Delivering to Harbour (click picture to enlarge)


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Our containers are truck or train driven to harbour for shipment.
(See picture 16, left)


  
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