As in many fields, release agents also play a key role in the manufacturing process for OSB, MDF and fiber boards. Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG, a specialist in lubricants, industrial chemistry and inks based in Eislingen, Germany, has long demonstrated its expertise and innovative prowess in this sector with its varied portfolio of industrial lubricants, now numbering over seven hundred. Zeller+Gmelin is at LIGNA 2017 to showcase a whole host of innovative wood release agents, with a special highlight being Multiboard Ultra, which has been specially developed for the wood chipboard industry.

Multiboard Ultra is particularly suitable for the manufacture of MDF boards. It offers outstanding wetting properties and storage stability and is free of substances that interfere with wetting. Multiboard Ultra is applied using a spraying system/rolling plant. "With this product, our customers benefit from first-class safety in terms of health and the environment, with only minimal amounts needing to be applied," says Markus Mühleisen, wood release agents product manager at Zeller+Gmelin. "What's more, we’'ve already shown in practical tests that Multiboard Ultra can help optimize the production of MDF boards with isocyanate gluing on a sustainable basis."