Decopanel

Decopanel is the product group comprising veneered panels. The HPLT pressing procedure (High Pressure Low Temperature) used by Decospan guarantees the best quality for any type of panel. This unique method is the result of many years of experience in press technology and veneer processing. When ordering a veneer panel, it is important that the right base and backing are selected.

Slicing techniques

The appearance of the veneer sheet is determined by the way we slice the wood and join the pieces together. The various ways that veneer can be sliced are shown below.

Crown cut

Crown cut

The flat sliced or crown cut, through the heart of the log.

Quarter normal cut

Quarter normal cut

Straight-grained, cut at right angles to the growth rings.

Quarter rift cut

Quarter rift cut

The log is rotated around its axis and the cut is made across the growth rings at a specific angle.

Jointing techniques

The sliced wood can be jointed thanks to modern technology. Following illustrations show the different techniques that can be used. This lets you decide properly what your panel will finally look like and what the best choice is for your application. Whatever you choose: real wood is always unique and gives your project just that little bit extra!

Book matched

Book matched

This is the standard method. The various veneer strips are joined together in mirror-image pairs. This means that each strip is the reflection of the previous one. This technique lets you see perfectly how the log was handled.

Slip matched

Slip matched

This technique is often chosen if the veneer needs to be stained. Staining means that no colour differences can be seen between the different veneer strips on a panel.

Reverse slip matched

Reverse slip matched

This has all the advantages of a slip-matched sheet of veneer. In addition, the boards do not all have to be the same way up. This makes it unbelievably easy for the customer to work with a veneered panel.

Mixmatched

Mixmatched

Decospan has developed its own patented machine for the mix matched or planked technique, in which the veneers are jointed together randomly to give the final sheet the appearance of solid wood without disadvantages such as warping as the humidity varies.

Stock program

Our stock programm with 5 wood species is quickly available. Decospan can also offer you ‘custom made’ products. The customer can choose out of more than 150 types of wood in different slicing and jointing techniques. Discover the full range of posibilities on our Company Website.

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Top layer

Architectural

These are uniform trunks of a pure quality, with successive batches of veneers processed for their visual quality. The panels are numbered so that they can be used successively to let the patterning progress smoothly. In other words, the pattern gradient is continuous. They can be crown cut or quarter cut, using unblemished logs with an attractive design and structure. These are processed into at least three batches of veneer.

Classic

This is the classic variant, which meets the quality requirements of most applications. It is pure wood veneer, with a number of characteristics that are specific to the wood and are in no way disruptive to the appearance. You can expect a certain similarity in the wood patterns here, but not to the same degree as for Architectural.

Commercial

This grade produces boards with more expression and more of the typical properties of the wood. These panels have a less regular structure with colour nuances, smaller series, and more knots. The trump card for these panels is their favourable pricing.

Board

In a range of dimensions and thicknesses (see table).

Chipboard

Chipboard

MDF board

MDF board

Blockboard

Blockboard
mm / mm 4 6 9 13 16 17 19 23 26 29 39
2440 x 1220                      
2500 x 1240                      
                     
2500 x 1250                      
2800 x 2070
 

Backing

Decospan always recommends adding a backing to your veneered panel. The backing also needs to be the same thickness as the veneer sheet on the front. This gives the panel the maximum stability. To choose the right backing please find hereunder an overview:

  • Choice of 3 quality grades: Architectural, Classic, Commercial
  • B-quality: same type of wood as the veneer chosen for the front but in a lower quality. Rest sheets are possible and sapwood to a limited extent.
  • Mill’s choice: for applications where the backing of the panel is not seen, whatever suitable wood may be used to stabilize the panel. Sapwood and open defects may be used without limitation
Superior quality

Superior quality

Decospan stands for uniqueness and the most superior quality levels. You should therefore only rely on boards that are marked with the Decospan hallmark on the sides. That is the only way to be certain of the best quality. The stamp also gives the production date, so that every board can be traced unambiguously.

This is how Decospan aims to stand out from the crowd and guarantee the quality !

All Decospan veneer panels are presanded with grain 120. It’s the processor’s responsibility to sand the panel in function of the required finishing technique.