Hardboard Manufacturing Possibilities for the Rocky Mountain Territory

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Some factors to consider in evaluating the possibilities of hardboard manufacture for the Rocky Mountain territory are suitability, availability and comparative cost of raw material, and capital investment requirements for hardboard production. While the present status of the domestic industry is shown, future demand for the product cannot be predicted. It is hoped that the market growth of recent years will continue, since hardboard production is a stimulating improvement in wood utilization. It is recommended, however, that anyone interested in hardboard manufacture make a thorough analysis of all factors affecting the success of such a venture.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Managing Director, Oregon Forest Products Laboratory, Corvallis

Publication date: October 1, 1954

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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