Properties of laminated veneer lumbers from oil palm trunks

Razak Wahab and Hashim Wan Samsi and Aminuddin Mohamad and Othman Sulaiman and Rafidah Md Salim (2008) Properties of laminated veneer lumbers from oil palm trunks. Journal of Plant Sciences, 3 (4). pp. 255-259. ISSN 1816-4951


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Oil palm trunks found in abundant and considered as an agriculture waste were investigated as alternative to dimensional wood. The trunks are of no economic importance in their natural form. However, once converted into the form of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) their properties improved tremendously. This study highlighted properties of the LVL made from oil palm trunks at four different positions comprising two portions height and two cross-sectional zones. These LVL have shown to behave differently when tested for their physical, mechanical and glue delaminating properties. Testing on all the LVL specimens were done in accordance with the Japanese Agricultural Standard SE-11, 2003. © 2008 Academic Journals Inc.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Glue delaminating, Laminated veneer lumber, Mechanical properties, Oil palm trunks, Physical properties
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB1-1110 Plant culture > SB183-317 Field crops Including cereals, forage crops, grasses, legumes, root crops, sugar plants, textile plants, alkaloidal plants, medicinal plants
Department: SCHOOL > School of International Tropical Forestry
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 11:02
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 15:29

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