RECYCLING THE WOOD CROSSTIE: RESEARCHERS DEVELOP AND TEST LAMINATED PARTICLE TIE

With the prospect that up to 30 million replacement ties will be installed annually over the next few years, the potential of recycling rather than disposing of the scrap ties is being investigated. The Forest Products Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and University of Wisconsin have been investigating methods for reducing discarded cross ties to smaller pieces of wood, ultimately to discrete particles, and then for bonding the particles into boards and finally to laminate the boards to form reconstituted ties. Engineering tests are described.

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    • This article is a joint effort of a group of engineers and technologists at the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is maintained at Madison, Wis., in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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  • Authors:
    • Heebink, B G
    • Superfesky, M J
    • Geimer, R L
    • Chern, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 26-30
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  • Accession Number: 00163783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM