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Experimental Investigation on Rotary Peeling Parameters of High Density Coconut Wood

Bailleres, H., Denaud, L., Butaud, J.-C. and McGavin, R. L. (2015) Experimental Investigation on Rotary Peeling Parameters of High Density Coconut Wood. BioResources, 10 (3). pp. 4978-4996. ISSN 1930-2126

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Abstract

Substantial quantities of senile coconut palms are present in plantations within the Asia-Pacific region. Once coconut palms become over-mature, their production of traditional products, such as coconuts, significantly decreases, resulting in profitability challenges for farmers. Presently, few profitable markets exist for over-mature, senile coconut palms. Using the coconut palm stem in composite or engineered wood products could, however, provide an attractive alternative. Due to some of its unique characteristics, a processing system able to recover wood from the high-density zone near the stem periphery is desirable. A series of rotary veneer laboratory trials were undertaken to establish fundamental benchmark lathe settings and veneering characteristics for coconut palm stems. Different pressure bar configurations, billet pre-treatment temperatures, and veneer thicknesses were tested, and the resulting cutting forces and veneer quality were assessed. Optimal setting recommendations for peeling coconut wood are provided.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 22:56
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:44

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