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A clamp truck ready for loading a paper roll
into a trailer.

The typical flooring layout in a dry van trailer.

Construction details of Fusion Floor.

A dry freight van trailer designed for transporting paper.

paper mills for safely transporting paper rolls
without increasing the weight of the trailer?

relied on. It's not just the strength, quality,
and performance; the lighter weight allows
us to carry more product, which over time is
a tremendous cost savings to our customers."
Fusion Floor has twice the strength of a
conventional wood floor at the same flooring
thickness. It provides increased durability,
longer life, and reduced cost of maintenance
by resisting damaging effects of load cycles.
Fusion Floor is lighter by up to 360 lb per
trailer when compared to a conventional
wood floor with a similar load rating. The
glass/epoxy composite reinforcement sheet in
Fusion Floor weighs 1/2 lb per square foot, is
approximately 1/16 inch thick and is 10 times
stronger than wood.
The high-strength composite layer is
bonded to the laminated oak board with
high-quality hot-melt polyurethane (PUR)
adhesive. It allows load ratings in excess of
24,000 lb using cross-member spacing of 10 or
12 inches, thus saving the weight and cost of
additional cross-members. Due to its strength,
stiffness and fatigue resistance, Fusion Floor
spreads loads over more cross-members,
which increases the life of the trailer. Another

IMPROVING FLOOR PERFORMANCE
To improve the performance of conventional laminated oak flooring for trailers,
trailer flooring manufacturer Havco Wood
Products, Scott City, MO, has developed a composite floor product called Fusion Floor by
Havco. The product is made by bonding a highstrength glass fiber reinforced epoxy composite sheet to the underside of the floorboards.
Fusion Floor has been installed in more than
250,000 trailers in the past 17 years. Several
truckload carriers and dedicated fleets have
adopted Fusion Floor for their trailers to haul
paper and a variety of other freight in their
back haul.
Smith Transport in Roaring Spring, PA, was
an early adopter of Fusion Floor. "At Smith
Transport we've been a leader in transportation of paper rolls for 35 years. We strive to
not only meet our customer's high expectations, but exceed them," says VP of Logistics
Dane Smith. "For more than 15 years, Fusion
Floor by Havco is the only product we have

important benefit of Fusion Floor is its impermeability to roadside water. This protects the
freight on the topside of the floor by preventing
roadside moisture from migrating through the
underside of the floorboards.
Transporting heavy paper rolls requires a
trailer floor system designed and built to do
the job. Fusion Floor incorporates best-inclass glass/epoxy reinforcement and excellent
bonding of the composite sheet to oak floorboards. It provides high strength, long life and
durability, improved load distribution on the
cross-members, superior moisture protection,
lighter overall weight, proven performance
over the years, and higher trade-in value-all
the necessary characteristics for safely transporting paper rolls.
Authors John Vozniak, John Carr, Clark
Johnson, and Chuck Bostic are with Havco
Wood Products, LLC. Founded in 1978, Havco
manufactures oak flooring and Fusion Floor
composite flooring for trailers, truck bodies,
and containers. Havco operates manufacturing
facilities in Cape Girardeau, MO, and Vonore,
TN. Learn more at havco.com.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Euroports Extends Its Reach
Ensuring a Tight Load
Riding the Rails
Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Top 50 Power List
CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
The Knowledge Trail
TAPPI Journal Summaries
How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - intro
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - bellyband1
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - bellyband2
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - cover1
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 5
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Setpoint
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 7
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Euroports Extends Its Reach
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Ensuring a Tight Load
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 21
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Riding the Rails
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 23
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 25
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 26
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Top 50 Power List
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 41
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 43
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 45
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 46
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 47
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 49
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - The Knowledge Trail
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 51
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 53
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 54
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 55
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 57
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 59
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 61
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 62
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - ASPI News
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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