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Characterisation of plywood properties manufactured from plantation grown eucalypts

Characterisation of plywood properties manufactured from plantation grown eucalypts

The key objective of this project was to determine the suitability of selected plantation eucalypts for the production of plywood.  The quantity and quality of manufactured veneer and plywood produced from 5 species (Eucalyptus agglomerata, E.dunnii, E.grandis, E.pilularis, E.saligna) aged 34 years and also E. dunnii aged 12 and 17 years were assessed.  Three ages of E.dunnii were also examined. 

Veneers were graded to Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2269.0:2008. Plywood – Structural, Part 0: Specifications. (Standard Australia, 2008).  Plywood panel quality was determined by evaluating mechanical properties, stress grade, bond strength, moisture content and formaldehyde emissions.  

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