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The Concept of Value Activation I: Wood properties with different annual ring orientations in hardwood
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering. (Virkeslära)
Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design. (Virkeslära)
2005 (English)In: Hardwood research and utilisation in Europe: new challanges / [ed] Bejo, L., Sopron: University of West Hungary , 2005, 47-52 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The concept of value activation is focused on the basic understanding of wood, and the fact that there are properties that are not fully exploited in conventional wood manufacturing systems to date. The strategy is to activate these inherent properties by a better understanding of the fundamental behaviour of wood, combined with new applied process technology and the development of the required manufacturing systems.

The value activation program has so far shown that there are great possibilities of utilizing the properties of wood in a better way than our conventional wood production concept can achieve. New wood products with desirable properties can be developed. Most of these products are expected to give greater added value to the wood.

Within the Value activation program the following properties, which were judge to be the most important ones for future wood products were chosen:

-          Aesthetic and tactile factors

-          Controlled moisture movements

-          Accuracy in size and geometry

-          No check and splits

-          Strength and hardness

These properties are all strongly influenced by the annual ring orientation in the cross section of the sawn timber. This paper describes the influence of the annual ring orientation on these properties and how they can be improved by using a new sawing pattern on hardwood.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sopron: University of West Hungary , 2005. 47-52 p.
Keyword [en]
value activation, sawing, wood, star-sawing, properties, value added products
National Category
Wood Science
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Forestry and Wood Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20936OAI: diva2:542339
The 2nd European Conference on Hardwood. September 6, Sopron, Hungary
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-07-31 Last updated: 2012-08-28Bibliographically approved

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