Wood and wood-based composites are being used in either
new or more demanding applications. A means is needed to
successfully analyze new materials and to predict their long-term
performance. Two techniques, dynamic mechanical
analysis (DMA) and time-temperature superposition (TTS) offer
a means to accomplish this objective. The outcome of this...
The objective of this study is to complete life cycle inventories (LCI) for laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and composite I-joist (I-joist) production in the two main forest products producing regions in the U.S., the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Southeast (SE). LVL and I-joists are composite wood building materials that are...
Softwood plywood is one of the structural wood products studied in the CORRIM
II effort to document the environmental performance of wood product in residential
structures. Life-cycle inventory (LCI) models were developed to provide performance
data for plywood production by tracking all of its inputs and outputs in a gate-to-gate...
Rotary dryers are the most commonly used wood drying system in the particleboard industry. These dryers also play an increasingly important role in drying wood residues for fuel. Many potential benefits may be realized through an improved understanding of the rotary drying process. A rotary dryer simulation model was developed,...
This research provides state economic development planners and forest policy
makers with new economic information about the wood remanufacturing industry. An
overview describes each industry sector's employment, payroll size, and estimates of
annual growth rates. This helps planners determine which sectors are likely to provide
the most economic benefit to...
Dielectric quantification of material properties is a technology well
established in many industries. The application of this concept to the forest
products industry to measure adhesive cure, however, has been belated in
part due to a lack of proven technology directed at industrial processes and
products. It is of great...