At this stage veneers have a moisture content of 30–120%. In order to reduce the moisture to the required level, veneers are dried in a continuous process in a band drying facility or as sheets in roller drying facilities, at a temperature of 160–180°C, to reach the desired moisture content of about 8 – 12%. Any veneer defects caused by the wood anatomy (e.g. knots, close shakes, bud traces, etc. ) are identified by using specialist scanning systems. Such surface defects are repaired with veneer inserts or chocks that match in colour and woodgrain pattern.