Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. and Dynea Oy release QualitySpec® OSB, a platform for real-time measurement of the concentration of resin, wax, and moisture in the composite wood products manufacturing process

Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. and Dynea Oy release QualitySpec® OSB, a platform for real-time measurement of the concentration of resin, wax, and moisture in the composite wood products manufacturing process
August 20, 2006

Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. (ASD), a leading manufacturer of rapid, precision, analytical and quality control instruments and Dynea Oy, one of the world’s leading providers of industrial adhesive systems announce the release of the QualitySpec® OSB Vis/NIR spectroscopy system. The release follows the May 23rd announcement of a world-wide co-marketing agreement between the two companies and their intent to bring process improvement and savings to the producers of wood-based composite materials.

The QualitySpec® OSB system provides continuous on-line analysis of key product parameters. It is designed specifically for compatibility and full integration into existing communications with most plant IT systems enabling uninterrupted real-time analysis. “This technology is the latest in world-class measurement tools for integrated on-line process monitoring and quality control” says Michael Lands, Director of Business Development for ASD. “We are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Dynea and manufacturers in the wood products industry.”

The QualitySpec® OSB is a rapid, non-destructive, and post-dispersive style system with extremely low stray-light for more robust qualitative and quantitative applications. The QualitySpec® OSB system offers the NIR Cooled InGaAs TurboScanner™ technology from ASD. The industrial rated NEMA 4X housing includes several mounting configurations for maximum adaptability in extreme environmental conditions allowing for continuous monitoring of critical product parameters. The QualitySpec® OSB system also provides the capability to remotely monitor and trouble-shoot via the internet. “By better control of product parameters, our customers are better positioned to reduce waste and down-grades, resulting in substantial cost savings,” says Dr. Rob Schmidt, Dynea’s Senior Vice President of Market Applications.

The QualitySpec® OSB system will be on display for the first time at the International Wood Fair (IWF) 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia August 23 through 26. Visit the conference website for more information. To see a live demonstration of the system, or to speak with sales representatives, visit the Dynea booth, #307, at IWF.

Oriented strand board (OSB) is used most extensively in residential construction. To find out how the QualitySpec® OSB can be used in your application please contact Michael Lands, Director of Business Development (ASD) at (303) 444-6522 x133 ( or Claude Ostiguy, Technical Service Manager—OSB (Dynea) at (450) 430-2366 x219 (

About ASD

Founded in 1990, Analytical Spectral Devices manufactures cost-effective, precision, transportable, field-portable, and on-line laboratory-quality Vis/NIR spectrometers, spectroradiometers, spectrophotometers and corresponding software and accessories. ASD’s instruments perform well in a range of environmental conditions, in and outside the laboratory, and have applications in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, analytical chemistry, mining, grain, food and dairy, remote sensing, pulp and paper industries world-wide.For more information, please contact our Marketing Communications Manager, ASD Inc., 2555 55th Street, Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80301; 303/444-6522, 303/444-6825 (fax);

About Dynea

Dynea is a global provider of superior adhesion and surfacing solutions. In 2005, Dynea had annual sales of EUR 1.2 billion. Dynea has 52 production units in 26 countries in Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region and employs some 3,000 persons. For more information, please contact Rob Schmidt, Senior Vice President Market Applications, North America, Mississauga, Canada, tel. +1-905-712-0900; or visit



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