InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitlePotential for waste reduction when planing wood
Primary AuthorAnn Axelsson, Luleň University of Technology (Sweden)
Other Author(s) Magnus Fredriksson
Pages 18 - 25
Article ID sdm14-021
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractIn Swedish sawmills, only half of the raw material becomes the planks and boards that is their main products. The rest turn into wood chips, saw dust and shavings. This study has investigated the potential to reduce waste simply by reducing the green target dimensions for the centre yield planks that are to be planed. It turned out that there are possibilities to reduce the green target thickness with 2.6 mm and the green target width with 3.8 mm for planks. The reduction would increase the volume yield with 0.5 % which roughly corresponds to 20,000 m3 timber in Sweden per year.

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