GRADING RULES FOR PINE :
grade 1&2 (grade AB):
Kd material made from fresh logs meaning no or little natural blue stain (less than 2%) , no wane , no dead falling knots , no rot, and four sides square . in principal pencil wane is allowed as a human factor error which can be 0-3% , this material is mostly dried to 14% but we also produce AST AD for some markets,main uses are moulding, profiles, furniture, door frames and some customers use for pallet wood and construction. Main markets are : Pkaistan / India/ Srilanak / Philippines/ Korea/Iraq….etc
Main markets are : Pkaistan / India/ Srilanak / Philippines/ Korea/Iraq….etc
In this grade we are usually cutting using discs for best cutting and optimum tolerances.
GRADE 3 (BLUE STAIN GRADE):
The blue stain material has no limit on Blue stain (up to 70% is allowed) in principle little or no wane, no rot , no dead falling knots, worm holes are allowed up to 5% of the pieces , this material can be dried but most customers prefer it to be done AST AD and it goes for construction or pallet and packaging
The main use is construction and packaging, this grade mostly goes to the middle east , China. Taiwan . Thailand and Vietnam
In this grade we are usually cutting using Horizantal band saws and then going through multi-rip disc to get the boards / beams thickness we need.
Tolerances and invoicing :
We have 1 rule for invoicing and that is invoice = actual size.
tolerances norms are :
Thiackess : -0/+1 mm
Width : -0/+3mm
length : -0/+5mm
End painting :
RED for AST and Green for KD production