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Abstract

Apparatus for forming a loosely felted mat of elongated wood flakes, the wood flakes being aligned in parallel relation and parallel to the longitudinal direction of the mat. The apparatus includes a former for depositing wood flakes on a support surface in a uniformly dispersed, loosely felted relation, and a plurality of vertically oriented baffles positioned below the former and in mutually parallel alignment. The baffles are reciprocated in the direction of the mat to cause flakes lying across the baffles to fall between the baffles and to be aligned with the longitudinal direction of the mat.

Patent Number

4,506,778

Assignee

Board of Control of Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.

Application Number

383,828

Date Filed

6-1-1982

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

3-26-1985

Disciplines

Engineering | Materials Science and Engineering

Flake aligner including reciprocating baffles

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