Latest Articles from Raute

Veneer Drying – Why to do it and how to do it?

In this Raute Educational general article on veneer drying, we will go through the basics of the veneer drying process.

Always a smart match – whatever your needs

For us, perfect means a solution that matches, for instance, your capacity expectations, budget and know-how, without compromises in quality.

Engineered wood innovations lead technological revolutions

Equipment continues to implement new technologies for efficiency, sustainability, energy savings, waste reduction, and more. Read about how the Raute Patching Line P2 has evolved to address changes…

Stop manual patching, start upgrading veneer quality

Are you still patching veneer by hand? Everyone on the wood working business knows that patching holes and knots on veneer manually can be a tedious and time-consuming job. Hassling with knives,…

My 40 years at Raute

Timo Reinikainen has one of the longest careers in Raute: he has been employed by the company during six decades. In June 2020, Timo will start his well-earned retirement after forty years of work.…

Accurate block centering ensures maximized veneer production

Accurate and optimized block centering determines the effectiveness of the entire veneer peeling process. Block centering ensures the amount of high-quality face veneer. If you want to maximize…

Garnica Group upgraded to Smart Scan HD with autocalibration

The Garnica Group is the biggest poplar plywood producer in Europe and they have been using Raute solutions for many years, including a Raute peeling line at their Valencia de Don Juan mill.…

International Panel & Lumber (IPL) Modernizes Lathe

International Panel & Lumber (IPL) in New Zealand produces wood panel and plywood products from renewable plantation-grown pine trees. They recently decided to modernize the charger and lathe on…

Seppo, Coordinator, Quotations, has witnessed business development for 35 years

“I came to Raute in 1984 almost straight after graduation. My Raute career started as Electrical Design Engineer at Lahti. I didn’t have much experience in design engineering that time but by…

Markku, Maintenance Specialist – Installations and service near the customer for 50 years

“I started to work at Raute straight after finishing the vocational school on June 3. Year was 1969. At the same with me time, many boys came to work for Raute. I started my career as a painting…

MillSIGHTS: Improve your production with digital tools

Real-time accuracy and reliability. These are the issues you should focus on when you are looking for a production data collection and reporting system, which undoubtedly is one of the key tools for…

Efficiency to new heights at Prime Fortune

Prime Fortune, a family run plywood manufacturer in southern Taiwan, has been investing in modern machinery since the factory first started. The company founder, Mr. Hsiao Shin-Chu brought the first…

A Finnish company developed a veneer bike

THE BEAUTY and individual structure of wood is not the only reason that enhances the use of wood. Important factors are also the consumers’ interest in renewable materials and in endeavours to make…

Learning is now just one click away!

Knowledge is the key to success. Throughout the years, Raute has enhanced the knowledge of mill staffs on plywood and LVL production to enable them to work more effectively through training. The…

How to enhance the drying process

HOW TO DRY VENEER efficiently to desired moisture and maintain quality and elastic properties for further processes? This is the question the most successfull plywood and LVL producers are paying…

York Timbers doubled capacity in two years

York Timbers, a South African plywood manufacturer, continues the development of its plywood production capability. The company has been a forerunner in modernization within the African plywood…

LVL is unlocking the ‘timber age’

In the past of timber construction, the size of components equated with strength. Today, strength equates with intelligence, through engineered wood such as LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber).

Safety first

SAFETY IS ONE OF the key factors in having a successful industrial panel producing business today. Machinery safety is the basis of having a safe working environment. No safety rules or safety…

Raute mill improvements – Get more out from your existing mill

Raute has delivered veneer, plywood and LVL mills and machines since the early 20th century. Dozens of complete mills, thousands of machines and a significant amount of mill improvement services…

Sveza Kostroma took a huge leap in veneer recovery

Plywood producers are facing more and more challenges in the availability of high-quality raw material. The percentage of small diameter logs is constantly increasing. At the same time, plywood mills…