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Effects of pre-steaming on the drying quality of rubberwood


Ratnasingam, Jegatheswaran and Grohmann, Rainer and Scholz, Frieder (2014) Effects of pre-steaming on the drying quality of rubberwood. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 72 (1). pp. 135-137. ISSN 0018-3768; ESSN: 1436-736X


In this study, the kiln drying yield of 30 mm Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis) furniture stocks with pre-steaming treatment was evaluated. The results revealed that pre-steaming increased the permeability of the wood, hence increasing the drying rate while reducing drying defects. It was found that the pre-steaming treatment should be included in the drying of Rubberwood in order to reduce the overall drying costs as well as improving its quality.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-013-0747-7
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Pre-steaming; Drying quality; Rubberwood
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 23 May 2015 11:35
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 07:34
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37378
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