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Title: Forest Products Technology Affects Tropical Forest Requirements

Source: In: Colon, Julio C.. Figueroa, ed. Management of the forests of tropical America: prospects and technologies: Proceedings of a conference; 1986 September 22-27; San Juan, PR. Rio Piedras, PR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Institute of Tropical Forestry; 1987; pp. 437-448.

Author(s): Laundrie, James F.; Montrey, Henry M.

Publication Year: 1987  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings

Abstract: Five new technologies, developed or studied by the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, were selected and used to illustrate how they might affect the utilization of the present tropical forest resource, and place new requirements on future tropical forest resources. The five new technologies were: 1) utilization of mixed tropical hardwoods for various reconstituted products; 2) the press-dry papermaking process using high yield unrefined hardwood pulps; 3) the saw-dry-rip process for producing structural lumber from hardwoods; 4) efficient and low-cost solar/wood energy kilns for drying lumber; and 5) the truss-framed building system for lower cost housing.

Keywords: Forest Products industries; tropical forests; wood utilization; lumber; structural wood; kilns; drying; pulping; building methods

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 127 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/25/2013
RITS Product ID: 64504

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