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0.05 - Mattiussi continues his fraud!

And that for than 10 years! That's all about the justice in Europe! New details you can find under:



If you want to know how FAUSTO MATTIUSSI does business, i.e. does not comply with commitments and contracts, read more under


0.04 - Klinkert Ltd. und K-Service

Mattiussi runs the company K-Service. Why is the company not called M-Service? Answer: Mattiussi has stolen from Klinkert Ltd. Money for the set up of K-Service. On the occasion he took the "K" from Klinkert as well! Further embezzlements (not all!) of Mattiussi (only parts) you can read on this page:


0.03 - Klinkert Ltd. + K-Service srl Italy

Klinkert and Mattiussi agreed in 2004 to set up K-Service GmbH in Austria. The Company was found as a service company for Klinkert Ltd. How it developed and how Mattiussi was cheating his partner you may read in detail under


0.02 - MATTIUSSI, Theft & Arbitrage

MATTIUSSI, you often refer to the arbitration you won. Also in this case it is evident that you are not a man of honour.The truth is that you were helped from a partisan and lying referee (Dr. Paolo Michele PATOCCHI). [Details under] Here is one of the many examples: 1. You steal the mill pos. 3.028,06 from Klinkert Ltd. 2. K-Service GmbH resells the steal. 3. The arbitrator doesn't consider the steal as proven because the victim of the steal (K-Ltd) isn't able to exhibit the account concerning the sale by the receiving company, the K-Service GmbH. 4. From who should the victim of the steal receive a copy of the invoice, when the stolen goods are sold? This is one of the peaks of ignorance during the arbitration. (To be continued...)

Klinkert Story

Wood Based Panels International, July 1994

Pressing engagement the Klinkert story

Friedrich Klinkert, the author of this article, began his career in the German particleboard industry in the sixties. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of his involvement.

MY DECISION to work for the particleboard industry was made as a student when I visited Novopan, in Göttingen, in 1963. The many different machines in this industry were fascinating to me. They still are. After taking my degree at the Holztechnikum Rosenheim (HTR), I was employed by Greco, in Meppen. At this time there were two lines (1.70 x 5.00 m2 and 1.83 x 7.63 m2). For a short while each had the biggest single daylight press in the world for board production; and when I began, daily capacity of 80 m3 was about to climb, which was the cause of some celebration...

Shots in the dark

Many questions arose with the technology of single daylight lines. Often, nobody knew why production made strong or weak boards, sometimes even with blowers. Heating times were about 12 sec/mm rawboard thickness. The common medium was still water heated to around 1800C. By 1965, a press was connected with a thermo-oil boiler to take advantage of higher temperatures. There were no precedents. Particleboard leaving the press at around 270 0C was almost roasted! The amount of sanding required increased drastically and led to understanding of the hydrolysis problem, which till then had never really been clear. It was necessary to reduce the temperature to 210-220 0C, a level which many manufacturers use today. During this time, we also had to learn how quickly wood and dust deposits began to burn. As the presses were operating at only 20-25 kp/cm2 specific pressure, everything was tried to adapt press closing times to the shorter heating times. The goal was eventually reached by reducing the specific weight of the particleboard; the compression ratio remained as it was. The means: thinner flakes from the flaker and the use of many planer shavings and fewer fine materials. Not only boards, but also the presses had to be adapted for the new settings. These usually deformed their upper press table so that the board was pressed thin in the middle. The reason is clear today. But engineers and technologists of the time blamed a steam bubble beneath the upper press table. The next idea was to drill holes in the press table to remove it - from today's viewpoint a fantastic idea!

Output leap

To meet the high demands of the market, manufacturers tried to raise production. Yet another idea was to curtail use of the already well-researched steam shock, which helped to reduce the bottle-neck on a single daylight press. The main disadvantage was that the board surface was too compressed by the water/steam, where the core of the board was becoming more and more poriferous. This led to a variation of the density profile. Of course boards produced in this way had low dimension stability and tended to lose their flatness. Through new technology it was possible to reduce heating times to 7 sec/mm. In 1966, when I left Greco, the average production was 142 m3/day - an enormous increase in only two and a half years.

Sticky problem

My new activities led me to Schweiger, in Markt Schwaben, where two single daylight presses were in use. One was operating with a specific pressure of 30 kp/cm2. The relatively high pressure and use of a thermo-oil boiler allowed us heating times of 6 sec/mm in continuous operation. That was during the summer of 1967. The production of resin boards with single daylight presses required new technologies. The phenol resin producer could not supply glues for continuous production within specific technical parameters and short pressing times. To reach satisfactory board qualities, heating times could vary from 20-25 sec/mm of raw board. For a finished roll of 20 tons, a heating time of 5 sec/mm was achieved with temperatures of 2500C. It seems incredible, but all boards were meeting the DIN-norm evaluation. We purchased glue from Leuna, Germany, and from France ( a novelty at the time). In May 1968 the factory burned down. Soon after, the decision was made to build a new plant (single daylight Bison / Dieffenbacher). Ground was broken in July 1968, and the unbelievable ensued: working night and day, with optimum support from authorities, suppliers, constructors and craftsmen alike, we were able to begin production in the same year, before Christmas. The erection of a particleboard plant in only five months was due to less bureaucracy and better acceptance by the population than would be in the case today. The new Dieffenbacher single daylight press was one of the first so-called high-precision presses (Following the plant's closure in 1985, Klinkert sold it to a Canadian company producing furniture and it is still operating). A new Bison heavy duty four-head sanding machine had extraordinarily good sanding results. This new plant operated for the next few years about 50 % above the capacity guaranteed by the manufacturer. In the planning period, other machines were chosen according to the expected higher output. The main machines met all demands of a modern particleboard plant - as they would today, although the jet tube dryer is too pollutive due to unacceptable levels of dust in the exhaust air (500 mg/Nm3). Going alone Because of the technical knowledge I had gained, I made the decision to work as a consultant for particleboard companies. Both suppliers for complete plants and investors were my customers. My main focus was naturally the single daylight press. To increase capacity, every possible means had to be used to heat the flakes before pressing. One option was to reduce the cooling of the flakes after they left the dryer (mechanical instead of pneumatic transportation, short transportation distances, small dry flake bunkers etc.) The temperature thus saved led to a reduction of pressing times. Another new possibility was the use of high frequency to preheat the mat. The development of this idea was achieved at the HTR, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Josef Gefahrt and financed by myself. A prototype plant was built by Kiefel-Körting and one of my customers, SEP, of Longarone, Italy, erected it. The outcome was surprisingly good in two respects: firstly, by heating the mat, a plastification of the particles appeared, especially in the core layer. The density profile became flatter (similar to MDF) and it was possible to lower the density by 8 % without reducing the physical data. Secondly, the specific heating time of 5 sec/mm rawboard thickness was extremely low and greatly increased the output of the plant.


When the HF plant started up in 1974, the particleboard industry went into deep recession world-wide. Production was no longer paramount, and many companies were fighting to survive. Development of HF pre-heating seemed unimportant. Nevertheless, Bison began using HF pre-heating of the mat in its Mende plants. We also tried to pre-heat with pre-pressing, but the temperature increase was too small. A positive aspect was that the pre-pressed mat could be manipulated faster, which again reduced the press cycle. In 1976/1977 the first well-known companies went into receivership, often with moderns press lines. I bought my first machines in auctions. At the beginning, I tried to handle them for a commission. But I soon discovered that the investor did not have the same notion of success when huge machines and production lines were sold. Today, Klinkert buys machines with all the risks of re-selling. This suits our customers, who see themselves as producers of particleboard and not machine dealers. It should not be overlooked that many countries are beginning to the possibilities which particleboard offers. A process similar to what we went through decades ago is about to begin. Looking back on 30 years of experience, I can say unreservedly that the fascination the lured me to this industry in the first place is still keenly felt; for the machines that serve it.

Klinkert expands in Austria

Klinkert GmbH of Waldkraiburg, Germany, has expanded into Austria with new storage and workshop facilities at Mühlheim which will enable it to present its wide range of used panel manufacturing machinery to customers.

The new site consists of 13,000 m2, of which some 4,000 m2 houses a working and storage area. There is also a workshop area on site for reconditioning machinery prior to sale.

At the opening ceremony on June 9, Herr Klinkert suggested this investment of DM2m was one of the biggest in the usend panel machinery business.

Updated: 23.05.2017
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