Recompose Veneer


The logs converted into thin sheets by a peeling machine and then cut to the sizes required for the subsequent manufacturing


The core of process involves dyeing the sheet to obtain the desired colour shade. Dyeing systems based entriely on water cycles have been developed. The wood sheets are impregnated by immersion in steel tanks at controlled temperatured, with the addition of solube dyes with an organic structure and without chromium or other heavy metals.


According to the wood species to be reproduced or the required design, the dyed veneers are mixed, superimposed with the same fibre orientation and piled up for pressing.


The block of piled up sheet proceeds to a glue onto each sheet. The glueing operation has two important functions : it transforms the pack of sheets into single unit and creates special patterns according to the colour of the glue used.


The block of glued sheets in introduced into a flat press or a press with particular moulds according to the required design. The particular moulds determine the crown or burl designs while the quarter cut designs are created with a flat mould and final cutting angles.


The log in suitably squared and sanded before being sliced or sawn to obtain veneers or boards.


After being trimmed and squared the Alpi log is sliced to obtain multilaminar (or reconstituted) veneer from 0.4 to 2 mm thick.