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Veneer Drying For Plywood Sheets

Drying Veneers will make the size of the wood stable, free from pests, easy storage, and the finishing and processing process of the plywood sheets will also achieve higher quality. Good veneer drying practice is essential for making good quality plywood sheets. In particular, the drying of veneers will reduce its weight, thereby reducing transportation costs.

Problems with Wet Veneers

The over amount of moisture in the veneer can affect the spread of glue on the veneer surface of plywood sheets. Wrong material can cause blister, glue penetration, glue peeling, etc.

High moisture veneer is not suitable for hot-press process of plywood manufacturing. It will prolong the hot press time and discount the quality of wood panels.

There are two popular veneer drying methods: air-drying and forced drying.

1. Air-drying

Air-drying is a natural way of drying veneers. The sun provides energy (heat) for the evaporation of water in the veneers.

Using the air-drying method, veneers can be dried to a moisture content of 12 – 20% depending on weather conditions. The drying time can vary greatly from 10-30 days. This depends on the species and the size of the veneers.

2. Forced drying

Veneers, before being used for making plywood sheets or for some other use … it is usually dried to the required moisture content. In order to achieve this goal quickly and accurately, the veneers are dried in a kiln. Unlike the drying process, the temperature, relative humidity, and air circulation in the kiln are controlled during the drying process.

The temperature in the drying process can be up to 100 degrees Celsius. However, drying with high temperature is not common because it is difficult to limit defects that araise in the drying process.

 Advantages And Disadvantages Of Two Method

1. Air-dying

Compared to drying by forced drying, air-drying requires little investment and no energy costs. However, air-drying has the following disadvantages:

  • Long drying time.
  • Veneers cannot be dried to moisture below 12%. Lower humidity is often required for products exported to countries with mild climates.
  • Need a large area for stacking and drying.

2. Forced drying

The advantages of drying wood by forced drying method:

  • The drying process is controlled, and defects are limited
  • Achieve lower humidity compared to air-drying
  • The drying time is shorter than that of air-drying
  • The kiln is used for many different types of wood
  • Achieve the exact humidity required
  • The veneers fungus pests are destroyed during the drying process

Disadvantages of wood drying by forced drying:

  • Requires bigger investment than air-drying
  • Required cost for energy
  • It is required that the operator must have skills in oven operation and maintenance.

Currently, most factories in developed countries are usually natural methods (air-drying) to dry in order to save energy costs.

Understanding these limitations, FOMEX’s factories have invested in machinery and equipment for forced drying. We aim to have a long-term business strategy, ensuring stable quality in plywood sheets. We hope we can contribute to bringing Vietnam’s plywood to reach extreme quality.



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Fomexer’s first working day in the new year of Tan Suu 2021

We have officially entered the new year of Tan Suu 2021 – the year that everyone looks forward to with a lot of hope for better things
Fomex has returned to work with a spirit of excitement and enthusiasm, always ready to accompany and serve our beloved customers.

Open a new bottle of wine to welcome a new beginning

Wine glass to welcome the new year

Luckiy money symbol for luck

Fomex has returned to work with a spirit of excitement and enthusiasm, always ready to accompany and serve our beloved customers.
On the occasion of the New Year’s Day, Fomex would like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful year

Happy New Year! 2021



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Chinese New Year Holiday Notification | Fomex Group

Dear All Beloved Partners,
Lunar New Year is round the corner and it has been an amazing year accompanying you. FOMEX Group would like to express our sincere thanks for your support and cooperation to our products and services so far. Wishing you a prosperous and fruitful New Year ahead!
Please be well informed that our Factories Member will be closed from 10/02/2021 to 16/02/2021 for the Lunar New Year holiday. Our business operation will back to normal on Monday 18 Feb 2020. Please inform our Sales Representatives if you have any purchasing plans for February so that we can have a proper production schedule to avoid any delay and blockage in delivery.

Happy New Year 2021!

Thank you and Best regards,

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South Korean container lines join forces in regional alliance

South Korean container lines join forces in regional alliance
Five South Korean liner operators will codeshare on services to Southeast Asia in Q2 2021, after acceding to a request by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF).

Tentatively called the K-Alliance, the codesharing arrangement was signed on 23 December 2020, between the ministry, HMM, SM Line Corporation, Pan Ocean, Sinokor Merchant Marine, and the latter’s subsidiary, Heung-A Line. Read more

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Tips for Peaking shipping season 2020 from the experts

In the world of freight, as usual, “Peak season”  is one of the most things importers always a concern. There’re many speculations about what peak season, but definitely this will happen and importers need to be prepared. Below are tips for Peaking shipping season from the experts that may useful for you.

When is Peak Shipping Season happen?

shipping-updates-for-peak-seasonAugust to October is historically shipping time annually. At the end of the year, holiday shopping propelling consumer demand higher. By 2020, the “Container Shortage” problem happen so seriously. Viewed from different angles, Read more

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Relevant Problems in Fumigation of Plywood

Relevant Problems in Fumigation of Plywood

What’s Fumigation ?

Related: What is fumigation in Exports and Imports?

Fumigation is a pesticide treatment using poisonous gases to kill pests and insects within the wood. Solid timber and logs probably have harmful living pests and insects inside. These pests (wood borers, dry wood termites, etc) are harmful and will damage plants or ecosystems in importing countries. It’s necessary for importing countries to stop the invasion of these harmful pests and insects. Read more

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5 ways to transform with plywood interiors

DIY – Do it Yourself is increasingly popular. With plywood, you can make super beautiful handmade items from it. With a little bit of idea, you can have a special product. Below is 5 ways to transform with plywood interiors. Get started now with 𝗙𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘅!

  1. Stackable Shelves

Baltic birch plywood forms the beautiful bones of this modular shelving, storage and desk unit. Build it yourself for less than $500 with these complete plans. Read more