The term ‘Lesser Known Species’ and its related variants such as ‘Lesser Utilised Species’, and ‘Under Utilised Species’ have been around for as far as we can remember. But if you ask anybody as to what constitute these so-called Lesser Known Species, you will have a different answer every time. This is because everybody has his own interpretation of what is a Lesser Known Species.
|Understanding Water in Wood|
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Understanding Water in Wood - Towards Efficient Wood Processing and Utilisation
by Dr. Gan Kee Seng
Water is vital for a living tree. The trunk functions as a conduit that transports water in the tree. When a tree is felled much of the water in the trunk/log needs to be removed before use. Why? Water in wood affects its physical and mechanical properties and contributes greatly to the many problems in processing and utilisation.
t is estimated that more than 50% of processing and utilisation problems can be avoided with some understanding of the interaction between water and wood. The root cause of many wooden products failures are related to water. In the trade, disputes are aplenty when the amount of water in wood or moisture content is not clearly communicated and measured.
This talk will provide the theoretical aspect of water in wood and highlight possible problems that may arise during processing and utilisation.
DATE & VENUE
28 February 2012
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