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Annual Supplier Awards Program Winners Announced
06 February 2022
East Longmeadow, MA facility complements Arclin’s existing treating footprint
Four EWTA companies have been selected to receive the 2021 Supplier of the Year and Innovation of the Year Awards for their contribution to the industry. Due to the cancellation of the 2021 APA Annual Meeting and EWTA Info Fair, APA member representatives were asked to cast their votes through online balloting to select EWTA members who provide excellence and innovation through their products and services.
The Supplier of the Year Awards are based on the quality, service and delivery of EWTA member products and services to APA member companies. The Innovation of the Year Award recognizes a company with a new, original and unique product or service that is used in the field and producing positive results. Congratulations to the 2021 winners.
Supplier of the Year Award Winners
The Supplier of the Year awards are presented for each of EWTA’s membership categories: Equipment and Tooling, Materials and Supplies, and Consulting and Services. Following are the 2021 winners for each of the categories.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOLING CATEGORY
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES CATEGORY
Willamette Valley Co.
CONSULTING AND SERVICES CATEGORY
INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
HP600+ Resin System
Entered By: Arclin - Performance Applied
Date of First Use: January 2021
Benefit 1: Reduces hot press cycle times by 5% to 15% on average, increasing mill throughput and reducing unit production costs on press-bound constructions.
Benefit 2: Reduces adhesive spread rates by 8% to 15% on average, reducing applied adhesive costs and incrementally improving tolerance to elevated veneer moisture content.
Results: Several mills have converted to the Arclin HP600+ technology so far in 2021. Those mills, including business captured from competitors, on average have recognized a panel throughput improvement of 9.8% with a glue spread rate reduction of 8.0%, all while sustaining or improving on-grade.
Description: The HP600+ technology combines our Fast Cure Resin System and Low Spread Technologies to produce a “super resin” that significantly reduces spread rates and hot press cycle times, all without a corresponding reduction in dryout tolerance. The HP600+ technology is the proven plywood and LVL market leader in performance.