Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. (ASD), the world leader in field-portable spectrometers, and Dynea Oy, one of the world's leading providers of industrial adhesive systems, are proud to announce the signing of a formal world-wide co-marketing agreement to bring Near-infrared (NIR) analysis capabilities to the wood panel market. For this application, ASD will use its unique capabilities in an integrated on-line solution, combined with patented Dynea technology to bring process improvement and savings to the producers of wood-based composite materials.
This unique technology provides a platform for real-time measurement of the concentration of resin, wax, and moisture in the manufacturing process. NIR is a non-destructive analysis technique which allows manufacturers to collect data without altering existing manufacturing procedures. “By better control of these 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.
“We are excited about our partnership with Dynea,” says Dr. Brian Curtiss, Chief Technology Officer at ASD. “This is a perfect application for our technology, and we look forward to great success.”
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 www.dynea.com.
Founded in 1990, Analytical Spectral Devices manufactures cost-effective, precision, transportable and field-portable, laboratory-quality Vis/NIR spectrometers, spectroradiometers, spectrophotometers and corresponding software and accessories. Originally designed for the demanding remote sensing and mineral exploration markets, ASD’s instruments perform well in a range of environmental conditions, in and outside the laboratory, and currently have process and quality control applications in agriculture, biomass, chemical and petroleum, cosmetics and beauty products, dietary supplements and natural products, explosives, food and beverage, light measurement, production mining and mineralogy, pharmaceutical, and wood, paper and commercial forestry product 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); www.asdi.com.
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