|1972||Olympic Games in Munich and last Apollo Mission|
Veneer edges in continuous rolls do not exist yet.
|1973||Mr. Wiblishauser develops the first veneer edges in continuous rolls.|
|1974||FURWA is founded, and the production of reconstituted veneer edges starts.|
|1975||The company Reichenbacher introduces the first European (C)NC milling machine at the Ligna show.|
|1976||The regular series production of veneer edges starts.
|FURWA Furnierkanten GmbH is founded|
and is incorporated.
|1979||FURWA Furnierkanten GmbH moves to its present location.|
|1984||Mr. Wiblishauser establishes the company PWG together with his brothers in order to impregnate fleece for the fleece lamination process, respectively in order to pre-coat fleece with PVAc adhesive.|
The first lacquering plant for veneer rolls is put into operation.
Production is expanded, and a new veneer warehouse is built.
|1993||First joint venture with the Czech company DIB for the production of semifinished goods.|
The production area is doubled due to the construction of a new building.
|1994||FURWA Furnierkanten GmbH develops the electronic veneer grading system including quality management and cost management in co-operation with a partner.|
Production of thick veneer edges 1 – 3 mm is introduced.
|1995||An electronic colour control system for veneers is put into operation which is integrated in the veneer grading system.|
|1998||The first UV lacquering plant is put into operation.|
|1999||Production start of highly-flexible surfaces with hydro lacquers.|
|2000||Installation of a paternoster shelf system for storing up to 120,000 sqm veneer master rolls with each single roll being directly accessible.|
|2001||Development of a new fleece lamination for the automotive industry. This lamination is resistant to boiling water and long-term UV resistant. (Now, even wavy and indefinably shaped figured veneers can be laminated in such a way that subsequently, they can be thinly sanded while lying evenly.)|
|2002||The series production for the automotive industry is established (veneer treatment for the production of dashboards, steering wheels, ashtray lids, etc.)|
|2003||Washable veneers are introduced at the show „Interzum“.|
|2004||A new combined UV lacquering unit is put into operation.|
Now highly flexible lacquerings or top surfaces can inexpensively be produced as well.
|2005||The production of “Veneer D4 for D3” for the automotive industry together with the thick veneer edge programme 1 – 4 mm partially leads to a plant utilisation of 7 days in 3-shifts. |
|2006||The new press line with a pressing area of 8 x 1 meter is installed for the production of thick veneer edges.|
An extensive joint venture with the company Veneer Solutions (a veneer edge producer in Clarksville, Texas, USA) is established.
|2007||The Cedarsole is launched on the market and offers effective protection against foot odour on a purely biological basis.|
|2008||Development of special edges for frameless honeycomb boards as face veneer edges for an application without supporting edge or as supporting edge for the BAZ. |
|2009||During the Ligna show, Homag presents Furwa's supporting edge on the BAZ by means of 100 mm frameless honeycomb boards.|
Successful FSC-certification (SCS-COC-002225)
Production start of flexible veneer sheets in a width up to 640 mm.
Finished lacquered 3D veneer is produced for the skiing industry.
|2010||PP-wood priming edge 2 mm with wood fibres extruded is introduced. Thick veneer edges for laser or plasma activation are marketably pre-coated. Cellphone covers for I-Phones are produced with Furwa’s pre-finished lacquered 3D intarsia veneer by means of rear injection process.|
Armin Wiblishauser, the founder of our company and inventor of the continuous veneer roll, passed away on December 01st, 2010.
|2011||Furwa Furnierkanten GmbH is sold to Blazic d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia in March with effect as of January 01st, 2011.|