Authors: Smith, Norman
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Description: There has been a striking increase in the consumption of wood-based products over the past two or three decades, even in the face of very stiff competition from other materials. However, many of the traditional wood products are finding increasing competition from wood converted into new forms. Consumption of wood made into pulp products has seen perhaps the most striking increase. Total pulpwood production in the United States was 44.7 million cords in 1963 and 64.2 million cords in 1970 (2), and the U.S. Forest Service projects the demand for pulpwood in 1985 as 119 million cords. As pulp products bear little resemblance in form to the material from which they are derived, an immediate question arises as to whether the material from which they are made must necessarily be the traditional pulp stick from a fairly mature tree. In 1963, round pulpwood accounted for 93% of production in the Northeast United States, by 1970 only 83% of the total was from round wood. Seventeen percent of the material originated from chipped waste materials recovered as byproducts from the manufacture of other forest products. The present situation in wood production and use can be summarized as follows:

Keywords: concepts for mechanized production of woody fiber
Citation: Smith, Norman 1974. CONCEPTS FOR MECHANIZED PRODUCTION OF WOODY FIBER. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 16(1):23-26.
Volume: 16
Issue: 1
Pages 23 - 26
Date: 1974
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