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.
Microwave Modification of Hardwoods
The objectives of this research are as follows: To design and construct microwave applicators suitable for timber modification Establish optimum parameters for MW timber modification Deve... Read More
Evaluation of Remedial Treatments for Surface Checks in Appearance Timber
This study reviewed and evaluated the role and performance of fillers and other potential treatments as economical and practical solutions to exposed internal checks in appearance grade sawn t... Read More
Log Presentation: log damage arising from mechanical harvesting or processing
This study identified the major sources of damage to hardwood sawlogs arising from mechanical harvesting and documented “Best Practice” techniques in use to minimize this damage. The st... Read More