UNIG TIMBER – the portfolio of this UNIG subsidiary involves the production of wood products of International quality level and on modern equipment with efficient technology for both the domestic market in Nigeria and for export.
The current technology in Nigeria is irrationally using and depleting available forest resources and lacks the capacity to produce a quality product that meets the standards. the current trend and dominance of imported wood-fiber and wood-fiber boards, low-quality MDF is killing the woodworking industry in Nigeria preventing sector development and resource maximization.
UNIG Timber solves these problems by means of high-performance equipment, which makes it possible to cut wood with a high percentage of finished products.
The first capacity basis – is high-speed belt saws capable of producing a thin tree sawing with minimal waste. In this case, the surface of the products – boards, beams or slats – is clean and smooth, requiring no further grinding or processing, and is usable. Quality roundwood cutting is the basis for further efficient production of wood products.
The second basis – drying of wood. Most of the lumber produced in Nigeria is unsuitable for further production of furniture or other products because poor quality trees do ans forest resources not provide an opportunity to produce high-quality output products. post processing experience indicate losses in qualitative properties due to shrinkage or cracking or torsion. in the case of doors, there maybe malformations and crude distortions which render them unusable or cheap …
The only way out here is to dry the wood to an optimum moisture content of 10%. And only then is it possible to produce high-quality products including furniture. However, in Nigeria this is practically nonexistent. Apart from the lack of contemporary equipment and technology, there is the nagging quaetion of power supply. The absence of all these requisite industrial catalyst leave the market with poor quality products, high prices, little or no competition and no choice.
That is why the availability of effective dryers for wood opens up woodworking and the production of quality furniture and other products – the presence of which bring great prospects to this sub-sector.
According to the experts of UNIG Timber, there are two highly effective technological options for drying Timber.
The first of these is the creation of drying chambers with the help of solar heat, when air is heated in special air collectors from the sun, which in turn provides the process of drying the lumber.
The second option is the production of fuel briquettes by pressing chips, sawdust and wood waste. other approaches to drying lumber are available in conventional convection dryers of the classical type, where hot air is formed by burning these very fuel briquettes. Some practitioners believe that it is possible to burn wood waste and not to waste time on the production of briquettes. But it is not so. Because the specific heat of combustion of fuel briquettes is much higher than pellets or wood waste.
The third direction of development of wood processing from the company UNIG Timber is to increase the depth of processing and output of finished products – daughters, beams and slats. With a standard approach, the output of sawn timber from roundwood is about 50%. The rest is croaker, dust, wood waste…
However, using the technology of wood splicing, the use of glue presses – Vaim, not only increases the yield of finished products to 70-75%, but also makes such products more durable and qualitative when used in further processing.
Firstly – the glued beam or board is much stronger than the solid one.
Secondly. Such products are more durable in use and allow the production of finished products of non-standard dimensions and types, including spring slats, the demand for which is traditionally high.
Only after the realization of these three stages of wood processing will it become possible to produce high-quality products, including furniture and other products with a high processing depth, meeting all standards and quality requirements. This and plywood of all types, including waterproof veneer – both for furniture production and for the production of plywood. Lamels, furniture planks and other products.
This is the main directions of work of UNIG Timber company with the orientation to export manufactured products.
This is the philosophy of our woodworking business