|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 - the production of reconstituted veneer rolls starts.|
|1976||The regular series production of veneer edges in continuous rolls starts.|
|23.12.1977||FURWA Furnierkanten GmbH is founded|
|30.05.1978||and is registered.|
|1979||FURWA Furnierkanten GmbH moves to its present location.|
|1984||The company PWG is co-founded by Mr. Wiblishauser in order to pre-coat fleece for the fleece lamination process with PVAc adhesive onto veneers.|
First lacquering plant for veneer rolls - Building of a new veneer warehouse.
|1993||Master roll production starts in the Czech Republic. The production area is doubled due to the construction of a new building. Production area, warehouse area as well as the administration area have grown to over 4,500 sqm.|
|1994||FURWA develops the Minolta 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||Development and integration of an electronic colour control system for veneers into the veneer grading system.|
|1998||The first UV lacquering plant has a serial output of > than 2,000 sqm per shift.|
|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 which is resistant to boiling water and long-term UV resistant. (Even wavy and indefinably shaped figured veneers are laminated, flattened and subsequently sanded thinly.)|
|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 lacquers and top surfaces are offered even more inexpensively.
|2005||“Veneer D4 for D3” for the automotive industry and thick veneer edges 1 – 3 mm partially lead to a production at full capacity of 7 days in 3-shifts. |
|2006||A new press line with a pressing area of 8m x 1m is put into operation. |
Thick veneer edges
reach a production output of more than 50%.
|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||Homag/Ligna: Furwa's supporting edges are approached on the BAZ by means of 100 mm frameless honeycomb boards and a radius of 30 mm. Successful FSC Certification (SCS-COC-002225) |
Production start of flexible veneer sheets in widths 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. Cell phone covers for iPhones are produced with Furwa’s pre-finished lacquered 3D intarsia veneer by means of rear injection process. Precision lasered special veneers of FURWA upvalue light switch elements.|
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 2011 with effect as of January 01st, 2011.|
|2012||Wooden Glasses are produced with FURWA special veneer
FURWA flexibilizes melamine resin priming edges for the door rebate.
|2013||FURWA develops almost flame-resistant edges for aircraft interiors on behalf of Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg.|
|2014||Start of the finish foil treatment for highly-flexible usage.|
|2015||The fully-glued mini joint is introduced to the veneer roll production.|
|2017||The electronic veneer grading system introduced in 1994 is exchanged for a modern Kleistronik Optimizing and Measuring Imager.|
A new chip silo is established, and the exhaust technique is updated to the latest technology. By that the partly necessary additional oil firing is no longer required.