The Processing category covers research projects such as hardwood and softwood sawmilling and processing; increasing the performance and yield of solid wood, engineered wood and pulp and paper products; and maximising product yields and values from current resources.
Topics covered include improved efficiency of the use of wood resources through improved methods of timber drying, grading and enhancing timber properties such as durability.
A key goal is to create greater value in wood products by developing knowledge and technology to improve existing production and utilisation processes, which leads to maximising value recovery.
Revaluation of Structural Properties of Machine Stress Graded Plywoods
For designers working with structural plywood a number of different plywood stress grade standards may apply. The plywood standard AS/NZS2269.0:2008 and the timber design standard AS1720.1:201... Read More
The Impact of Growth Stress on Sawn Distortion and Log End Splitting on 32-Year-Old Plantation Blue Gum
This project quantified the relationship between sawn timber distortion and log end splitting with growth strain measured at the surface of standing trees; investigated the impact of log end s... Read More
Processing Pruned and Unpruned Eucalyptus globulus Managed for Sawlog Production to Produce High Value Products
Processing trials were conducted in conventional mills using logs from plantation-grown Eucalyptus globulus to produce appearance-quality solid timber. The trees harvested were selected to rep... Read More
Araucaria Sector Research – 3-Year Program
During the late 1990s, the Araucaria industry sector established a joint industry/government working group to promote and reposition plantation-grown Araucaria cunninghamii in both domestic an... Read More
Australian & Canadian Sustainable Forest Management Standards: A Comparative Analysis of AS 4708 (Int) - 2003 and CAN/CSA Z809-02
This report compared the Australian Forestry Standard and the Canadian National Sustainable Forest Management Standard. The report also highlights the standards development process used ... Read More
Thermal Processing of CCA Treated Timbers for Energy Recovery and Environmental Protection: A focus on Metals Deportment and Management of Metals containing By-products
This report investigated the technical feasibility of combusting CCA treated timbers to satisfactory environmental and economic values. Timbers were burnt in Oxygen levels of 21%, 10% and 5%, ... Read More
Design Values of Australian Glulam
This project determined the bending strength, tension strength, shear strength and bending stiffness of Australian manufactured GL13 softwood glulam and assessed its characteristic values; use... Read More
Sawing Regrowth and Plantation Hardwoods with Particular Reference to Growth Stresses Part A Literature Review
Problems associated with severe growth stresses in regrowth and plantation wood have important implications for sawn timber production, particularly of the higher grades. This review of the li... Read More
Moisture Variations in Dried Hardwood Timber
This project investigated why moisture gradients occur in Australian hardwoods during drying and their affects on the performance of timber in service; and aimed to improve existing technology... Read More
Development of limit states design method for joints with dowel type fasteners. Part 1: Literature Review
This project aimed to develop a limit states design procedure for timber joints under Australian conditions. It reviewed the current Australian practice, and the design codes in the USA, Canad... Read More