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Reconstituted Products--A Use for Mixed Tropical Hardwoods

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Mixtures of wood species typical of lowland moist tropical forests were used at the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory to make a variety of reconstituted products. Kraft pulps had strength properties at least equal to those of market pulps produced in North America or Scandinavia. Successful newsprint, writing and school papers, tissue and toweling grades, hardboards, particleboards, and even linerboard and corrugating medium were also made.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chemical Engineer, Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Madison, Wisconsin

Publication date: March 1, 1979

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