ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF PROCESS FOR HIGH-YIELD LAMINATED STRUCTURAL PRODUCTS

Recovery of lumber-type products from sawlogs can be substantially greater than that by conventional sawing processes if veneer-product production methods are used. Economic analysis based on a hypothetical continous-process veneer-product facility derives production costs of acceptable levels for producing high-strength and specialty lumber-type products. Continous laminating presses suitable for the facility evaluated are not yet commercially available but can be replaced with batch laminating presses for producing short-length products such as crossarms and railroad crossties. Methods may be developed to reduce glue costs. Increasing log prices will also increase the economic advantage of high-yield laminating processes. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Forest Products Laboratory

    P.O. Box 5130, North Walnut Street
    Madison, WI  USA  53705
  • Authors:
    • Harpole, G B
    • Aubry, L W
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FSRP-FPL-285 Res. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM