As of 2019, Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG will be offering spruce laminated veneer lumber (LVL), which is to be produced at the Creuzburg / Thuringia site. So far, only beech veneer plywood, known as BauBuche, has been produced in the plant, which went into operation in 2014.
“I see the new veneer plywood products made of spruce as an ideal addition to our product range. Spruce laminated veneer lumber is an established material that is used in structural timber construction for many standard components in non-visible areas. By contrast, beech laminated veneer lumber is mainly used for visible timber constructions and heavily loaded individual components. This means that spruce laminated veneer lumber is not in competition with our BauBuche products, “explains Managing Director Ralf Pollmeier.
“In recent years, we have optimized our veneer lumber production. Now everything is running smoothly and we want to go into 3-shift operation in 2019. This gives us sufficient production capacity for the production of laminated veneer lumber products from both types of wood. Both product lines have high growth potential, “adds Pollmeier.
Pollmeier will offer spruce laminated veneer lumber in various strength classes both as an exclusively longitudinal product as well as with transverse layers. The new Pollmeier Fichte LVL will be presented to the public for the first time at the Bau in Munich in January 2019 (stand no. 318 / hall B5).
In 2012, the hardwood specialist Pollmeier surprised the industry with the construction of the world’s first hardwood-processing laminated veneer lumber plant. Thus Pollmeier entered new technological territory. After the start of production in autumn 2014, the production had to be partially rebuilt and optimized.
The beech veneer plywood from Pollmeier was a world novelty and is still the only constructional material industrially manufactured from hardwood. The BauBuche has been able to prove its efficiency in numerous reference projects throughout Europe and is today valued in both timber engineering and interior design.