Secondary Timber Processing
PROTAC is a company specialised in secondary timber processing.
Within the timber trade, it comes just after forestry management, felling and sawing… and up to the home.
It is organised around the purchase of rough timber planks, drying, planing, protective treatment and finishing.
This timber comes from sustainably managed, PEFC or FSC certified forests. The timber is mostly resinous, imported depending on the
species and the required quality. PROTAC timber mainly comes from operations located above the 57th parallel, it is slow growing timber
of the highest quality on the market, known as Northern Timber.
Milling, Treatment and storage
To obtain the best milling and treatment, the hygrometry must be checked and never exceed a precise percentage of moisture in the timber.
Using sheltered storage allowing natural ventilation, drying using driers is sometimes necessary using the two 100 m³ driers.
Planing is carried out using one of PROTAC’s three 4-side planing machines. This process consists in passing the
rough, dried timber planks through a mechanised unit that planes the four sides in a single pass, depending on the selected profile and use.
This step is the outcome of a previous innovating product design phase in line with the market and fulfilling customer expectations as closely as possible.
Treatment and Finish
Depending on its final use, the product will undergo a protective treatment using one of the 2 treatment tanks or 3 autoclaves available.
Finally, whether for cladding, panelling, patios or fencing, the two finishing plants apply a paint or colour saturator.