Consumers of Lumber from Russia!
The Russian Association of Certified Lumber Manufacturers was
founded in 2014.
This young organization managed by experienced specialists working in
industry for multiple decades each, has a goal to establish uniform
rules for grading,
measurement, scaling and inspection of softwood and hardwood lumber to
benefits of both manufacturers and consumers.
With this the Association consists of Certified lumber manufacturers
To assure trust and reliability lumber manufacturer (sawmill) associated
itself with the Association as a member and get assigned to a unique
identification number. This number is applied on manufacturer's lumber
to establish quality control availability.
The Association includes in its register the member but only after
several successful inspection of member's product. Then any buyer has
ability to easily find reliable lumber producer and get acknowledged
with manufacturer's productivity potentials.
The Association on schedule (periodically) and out of schedule (without
further notice) inspects lumber of the registered member directly at a
site of production by association's inspectors.
In a case of claim the Association upon request of producer and consumer
may take part in its resolving.
The Association works with already existing standards (GOST) and
develops new ones according to the lumber application:
"General" application - lumber is
evaluated by appearance based on presence of allowed defects and theirs
"Construction" application -
lumber is evaluated by strength with visual examination or tested
with special machines or equipments.
"Industrial" application -
lumber is evaluated on presence of nominal clear-face or sound cuttings
to be used in further remanufacturing into furniture, cabinets, doors,
windows, flooring, mouldings and etc.
The Association currently is in cooperation with lumber grading
organizations from Sweden
and UK CATG.
Everyone who interested and able to develop lumber quality
control for sawmills in Russia is very welcome.