Pine logs arrive at the company through our own fleet and also outsourced transportation partners. Every load is weighed before heading to the storage on the Log court.

Log Court – It is the location where the pine logs are stored. Here, the material is screened according to their classes, diameter and age. Certified logs are labeled and classified separately from the other ones in order to allow tracking process up the final product.

Pealing – The “cooking process” precedes pealing. In this stage logs are placed into tanks for about 16 hours, where they are cooked under steams at a temperature of 80 C °, the logs are driven still hot to the lathe where they are transformed into veneers.

Pealing – After undergoing the cooking process, the logs are taken still hot for lathe (pealing machine) which will be transformed into veneers.

Pealing – In detailed image the veneer obtained from the log pealing being driven to the clipping line.

Pealing – After being clipped veneers follow to a stacker, which place them in piles.

Veneer Dryer  – The Pictured process demonstrate the employees feeding the dryer with humid pine veneers.

Veneer Dryer – Above the employees remove dry veneers from the equipment.

Veneer Screening – After drying, a portion of the veneers are submitted to classification sector, where they are separated according to their quality and application to plywood production. Yet in this stage besides screen the material is prepared to be used in the , they are also adapted to be used in the next production steps.

Veneer Jointer – This machine binds (using hot melt glue) narrow veneers in order to obtain larger ribbons.

Veneer Jointer – Glue application and plywood assembling.

Bonding – Glue application and plywood assembling.

Bonding – Glue application and plywood assembling.

Plywood Cold Prepress – This equipment is intended to start the transference of glue among  the layers that will composed the plywood. This process confers structural stifiness to the panels before hot pressing.

Plywood Hot Press – After pre-pressing, the assembled plywood panels are routed to the hot press. They are individually placed between two massive iron plates heated by high temperature pressure application.

Post Pressing Sector  – After pressing, the veneers become totally bonded.

Panel Trimming – In this stage the Panels are cut and squared according to market standards.

Panel Trimming  – Final panels Squared.

Panel Trimming – Final plywood Panels.

Patching – After trimmed, the panels undergo a surface correction process. Synthetic Patching (using acrylic paste) is applied in order to flattening and correct wood knots and small cracks that might be present on the faces of the plywood panels.

Sanding – Smoothing drum sander.

Calibrating Sander  – Besides sanding, some types of plywood require pre-calibration in order to reaching uniform thickness, according to the final application of the panel.

Packaging – After concluding the finishing processes the plywood pallets follow to the packaging sector, which will be prepared for shipping.

Packaging – Packed Pallets awaiting identification.

Shipping sector – In this sector are packaged pallets are stored  and properly identified up the moment of expedition.

Shipping – The Plywood being loaded in the truck which will transport them to the seaport where it will be exported.

Shipping- The Plywood being loaded in the truck which will transport them to the seaport where it will be exported.

Container Loading – Rio Claro plywood being loaded in containers at port warehouse to be exported.

After loaded, the containers are shipped to the destination country.