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2006-07 Lumber properties program

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub1335
Author
Lum, Conroy
Date
March 2007
Edition
37816
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Lum, Conroy
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service
National Lumber Grades Authority
Date
March 2007
Edition
37816
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
68 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Mechanical properties
Specifications
Grading
Specification
Series Number
5439
W-2383
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
The Canadian lumber industry has identified, as a high priority, the establishment of a multi-year Lumber Properties Program that pulls together a number of urgent initiatives currently underway to establish and/or maintain Canadian lumber design values. The desire is to have an overall program that emphasizes the proper development of a longer-term strategic plan and process to deal with current and future initiatives. Combining the current industry resources with Federal Government contributions through Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the first step in the Program has been completed: to gather the various initiatives now underway and to begin the formal development of pan-Canadian policies to guide the development, implementation and on-going maintenance of such initiatives. The key activities in 2006-07 were:
Launching of the pilot phase of the on-going monitoring program, and development of a simulation model to assist in determining what sort of trends can be reliably detected and which cannot;
Completion of the in-grade testing program on Canadian Norway spruce;
Analysis of the No.2 2x4 Hem-Fir (N) monitoring study and confirmation of the appropriateness of assigned design values;
Identification of an alternative species grouping procedure for further study;
Starting of a process under the ASTM Committee on Wood to address gaps in the Grade Quality Index provisions in ASTM Practice D1990, and
Establishing a forum for engaging the US in discussions on lumber properties issues. Lumber properties issues crucial to maintaining the competitiveness of Canadian lumber continue to be the same as in previous years: tests and means to adjust for sample representativeness using the Grade Quality Index (GQI), species grouping and re-grouping procedures, and on-going lumber monitoring. As a result, discussion on a pan-Canadian strategy and supporting policies necessary to support Canadian lumber initiatives tend to focus on these three issues. The challenge is to ensure that these issues are dealt with in a way that balances both short and longer-term needs and provides a net overall benefit to the Canadian industry.
Grading - Lumber - Specifications
Lumber Strength
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The ability of bacteria to induce brownstain in western hemlock

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5877
Author
Kreber, B.
Hedberg, B.
Date
March 1996
Edition
41145
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Kreber, B.
Hedberg, B.
Contributor
Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
Date
March 1996
Edition
41145
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Tsuga Heterophylla
Tsuga
Stain
Bacteria
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service No. 32 1/2
Contract no. 1715K024
W-1322
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Three Gram negative bacteria isolated from brownstained western hemlock were investigated for their capacity to produce hemlock brownstain. Brownstain was observed when infecting western hemlock with two bacteria. Oxygen was strongly indicated as being indespensable for the development of brownstain in infected samples. However, pH did not seem to influence the production of this stain.
Tsuga heterophylla - Stains, Chemical
Stains - Chemical
Degradation, Bacterial
Bacteria
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Accuracy of check modeling and its effect on lumber value recovery

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub1357
Author
Orbay, L.
Date
March 2007
Edition
37841
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Orbay, L.
Contributor
Forestry Innovation Investment
Date
March 2007
Edition
37841
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
42 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Seasoning degrade
Seasoning
Recovery
Process control
Prevention
Series Number
Recipient Agreement No.: FII-MDP-07-0016
Contract No.: 2007-5155
W-2441
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Recovery - Process control
Seasoning - Degrade - Prevention
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Advancement in osb manufacturing technology

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5677
Author
Hsu, W.H.E.
Kirincic, S.
Date
January 1996
Edition
38830
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Hsu, W.H.E.
Kirincic, S.
Date
January 1996
Edition
38830
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Thickness
Strands
Resin
Oriented strandboard
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Oriented strandboard (OSB) manufacturing technology has been advancing steadily during the past few years. Today, the industry can produce higher quality OSB at lower costs than ever before in the product's history. Research results have shown that drying costs can be reduced and strand quality can be improved through proper wood yard management, and that the production efficiency can be improved through various ways of optimizing the pressing and processing operations. OSB quality has been improved and board density has been reduced by using long and thin strands in panel face layers and relatively short and thick strands in the panel core. The press times have been reduced by using higher press temperatures and higher mat face-layer moisture contents. The degree of strand alignment has been improved by controlling the falling distance from the alignment heads to the top of mat being formed. Strands alignment has been further enhanced by arranging the alignment disc gaps in such a way so that narrower strands can be aligned through narrower gaps and directed towards core while wider strands can be aligned through wider gaps and directed towards the panel surfaces. Based on these technical advancements, OSB can be produced faster and at a lower density without sacrificing quality. Consequently, the OSB industry is in the position to improve panel quality without resorting to costly options such as increasing resin content and press time.
OSB
Advancement
Strand Thickness
Strand Width
Strand Length
Resin Content
Press Temperature
Moisture
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Les alignements des machines de la scierie

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub41743
Author
Pleau, J.H.
Date
March 1996
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Pleau, J.H.
Date
March 1996
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
73 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Saws
Sawing
Saw mills
Canada
Series Number
Publication spéciale SP522F
E-2915
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
French
ISBN
0864885222
ISSN
08250030
Abstract
L'alignement précis des équipements de coupe est un moyen recommandé pour assurer la maximisation du rendement matière et de la qualité des produits manufacturés. Les tendances de l'industrie s'orientent de plus en plus vers l'utilisation de scies minces et vers une réduction maximale des dimensions-cibles. Il est essentiel pour la qualité des produits désirés que les préposés de l'entretien et de l'alignement des machines fassent un ajustement de haute précision. Le succès d'un alignement précis dépend en grande partie de la précision des outils utilisés pour accomplir ce travail. Un niveau de précision est calibré de façon telle à permettre de mesurer les déviations du nivelage par unité de millième de pouce. Ce livre propose des formules pratiques que l'expérience en milieu de travail peut mettre à profit. Les méthodes d'alignement s'appliquent à l'ensemble de la machinerie des centres de transformation: équarrisseuse-déchiqueteuse ("Chipper Canter"), scie de tête à ruban avec le chariot, scie de tête à rubans jumelés ("Twin Band"), refendeuse verticale, refendeuse à ruban horizontal, scie de tête circulaire avec le chariot et déligneuse à scies multiples ("Bull Edger").
Scieries
Machines
Alignements
Sawmills
Equipment Adjustments
Forintek Canada Corp. - Publications
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Analyse comparative des fenêtres en bois européennes et nord-américaines

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub2466
Author
Gignac, Manon
Date
July 2007
Edition
39045
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Gignac, Manon
Contributor
Canada. Natural Resources Canada
Date
July 2007
Edition
39045
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Windows
Series Number
E-4254
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
L’industrie de la fenêtre en bois n’a cessé de diminuer au cours de la dernière décennie au profit des fenêtres en PVC. Contrairement aux croyances populaires, cette tendance ne s’observe pas seulement en Amérique du Nord, mais aussi en Europe en général. Au Canada, cette demande croissante pour les fenêtres en PVC est en grande partie alimentée par le marché de la rénovation où les consommateurs désirent des fenêtres qui nécessitent peu d’entretien et qui sont plus durables. Ces deux facteurs, en plus du prix, jouent en défaveur de l’installation de fenêtres en bois. Le but principal de l’étude est de faire une analyse comparative de fenêtres en bois d’origine européenne et nord-américaine (canadienne et américaine); l’objectif étant d’identifier les forces et faiblesses de chaque système en terme de performance (design et durabilité) et d’entretien (finition). Compte tenu des exigences et objectifs poursuivis par ce projet, l’analyse de performance des fenêtres s’est limitée aux essais d’étanchéité à l’air (ASTM E 283), étanchéité à l’eau (ASTM E 547) ainsi que la résistance à la condensation (ACNOR/CSA A440-00, section 11.12). Le choix des essais a été fait dans le contexte de l’étude visant à définir la performance des systèmes en terme de durabilité et d’entretien. L’eau, sous toutes ses formes (liquide, vapeur, condensation) étant un élément clé responsable de la détérioration des éléments en bois (infiltration d’eau, moisissures, pourriture, gonflement, etc.) ce paramètre a été retenu comme l’un des plus importants à considérer. Les essais des deux fenêtres nord-américaines ont été réalisés chez Air-Ins., un laboratoire d’essais accrédité pour les portes, fenêtres et produits verriers et la fenêtre française a été évaluée par le CTBA. Les trois systèmes évalués dans le cadre de cette étude ont très bien performé et respectent les normes en cours. Cependant, l’atteinte des différents niveaux d’échec a permis de réaliser que le bois n’est pas vraiment la cause de ces échecs. Les échecs, dus à l’infiltration d’air et d’eau, sont plutôt associés à la performance des joints d’étanchéités, à la présence de contraintes entre les joints et les mécanismes d’ouverture, produisant diverses portes d’entrée pour les fuites d’air ou d’eau. Par contre, la résultante est qu’en cas de défaut, c’est le bois qui doit assurer une bonne performance et résister à toute épreuve pour pallier ces imperfections. Éventuellement, ces défauts seront responsables de problèmes d’humidité, condensation, moisissures, pourriture ou même altération de la finition. Ainsi, mis à part les grandes qualités reconnues des fenêtres en bois (bonne étanchéité, performance thermique et acoustique, qualités esthétiques), la clé de la performance pour les années à venir, reposera sur la qualité de l’installation, la finition partielle ou totale en usine (avant la mise en service) et le développement de produits avec peu d’entretien pouvant donner une garantie de durabilité sur quelques dizaines d’années.
Windows
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Analyse des impacts de la modification du degré de standardisation dans les entreprises du secteur du meuble québécois

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Author
Fortin, É.
Date
March 2007
Edition
39235
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Fortin, É.
Contributor
PARIM
Date
March 2007
Edition
39235
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Furniture
Series Number
Projet General Revenue no 4891
4891
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Au cours des dernières années, l’arrivée massive sur les marchés nord américains de produits en provenance des pays émergents a provoqué une prise de conscience de l’importance d’associer les partenaires d'affaires dans la mise en œuvre de processus avancés de collaboration. À cet égard, la standardisation des processus constitue un des outils permettant de s’adapter à cette nouvelle réalité. Cependant, la standardisation demeure une notion large, souvent nommée mais peu étudiée en tant que concept s’appliquant à une réalité de fabrication mais aussi à une dynamique de gestion des opérations. Le présent rapport a pour objectif de répondre aux trois questions suivantes : En quoi consiste la standardisation en milieu manufacturier, comment se manifeste-t-elle et quelles en sont les limites? Les résultats montrent que les entreprises s’orientent principalement vers la standardisation des opérations de production et des produits. Perçus favorablement par les départements de production, tous les efforts de standardisation sont vus comme une menace à la créativité par les départements de design.
Furniture industry
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Analysis of borate-treated L-joints after five years exposure and inspection after six years

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub4367
Author
Morris, Paul I.
Ingram, Janet K.
Date
July 1996
Edition
41141
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Morris, Paul I.
Ingram, Janet K.
Date
July 1996
Edition
41141
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Preservatives boron
Preservatives
Series Number
1710C487
W-1313
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
As a result of its potential as an added-value, environmentally acceptable, high performance wood product, borate-treated lumber has attracted the interest of the Canadian forest products industry (Byrne 1990). One of the potential markets for borate-treated wood in Europe and North America is millwork. Currently millwork manufacturers use light organic solvent preservatives to provide durability to their products but there are a number of reasons why this situation may change in the near future. There are increasing pressures on uncontrolled emission of volatile organic solvents from treated wood and public concerns regarding some of the active ingredients now in use (Orsler and Holland 1993). The use of borate-treated wood eliminates both of these problems and may provide some additional advantages by eliminating batch processing in the manufacture of joinery. The one factor which is likely to have the greatest impact on the performance of borate-treated millwork is the mobility of the boron. Borate-treated wood is currently approved for use in exterior exposure in New Zealand provided it has a three-coat paint finish. Nevertheless there is concern outside New Zealand that redistribution of boron within the treated wood could lead to localized depletion and decay. An L-joint test of borate-treated wood was set up by Forintek to determine whether preservative depletion and subsequent decay is likely to be a problem. This report describes the performance results of this trial after six years and compares borate content of the L-joints initially and after five years exposure.
Preservatives - Boron
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Avancement des travaux et rapport final projet d'optimisation d'une raboteuse : annee 1995-96

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub4901
Author
Laganière, B.
Date
March 1996
Edition
41727
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Laganière, B.
Contributor
Quebec. Ministere des Forets
Date
March 1996
Edition
41727
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Digitalization
Subject
Planing
Planers
Optimization
Series Number
E-2796
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Planers - Optimization
Planing
Raboteuse - Optimisation
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Biological method to pre-dry lumber with wetwood

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39015
Author
Yang, D.-Q.
Date
March 2007
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Yang, D.-Q.
Date
March 2007
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
62 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Yeasts
Wetwoods
Seasoning
Bacteria
Series Number
General Revenue Project No. 4030
4030
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Wetwood, or water pocket, has higher moisture content (MC) and lower permeability than normal wood, which cause problems for lumber drying. The high moisture content of wetwood usually requires relatively long periods for adequate drying; consequently, it causes a high risk for developing checks, splits, crook, bow and twist of lumber in kiln drying. These problems have not been solved by any physical, chemical or mechanical methods yet. Using biological method to pre-dry lumber containing wetwood is a new concept introduced in this project. Wetwood is formed by bacteria growth inside normal wood. Some fungi are able to kill bacteria and to utilize foetid liquid produced by these micro-organisms. Consequently, the permeability of wetwood can be increased and the lumber drying rate can be improved. The present project intends a research on biological method to pre-dry lumber containing wetwood, and to evaluate efficacy and economic benefit of such a biological treatment. Wetwood of balsam fir, sub-alpine fir and aspen was cultured on nutrient media, and several species of bacteria and yeasts were isolated. The bacteria and yeasts were re-inoculated on normal wood of balsam fir. All inoculated micro organisms caused wetwood formation in 2 weeks. The MC of the inoculated wood blocks increased from 41% to 220-240%, whereas the control samples without inoculation reached only 110%. When control samples were dried to a MC of 13%, the inoculated wood samples still had MCs between 80% and 105%. The selection of biological control agents was conducted on both agar plates and on balsam fir wetwood blocks, and 2 fungal candidates demonstrated promising results. The field test showed that pre-treating balsam fir wetwood lumber with the selected best biocontrol candidates, wood stain was reduced by 94%, warping reduced up to 13%, and checking reduced up to 30% compared with untreated controls. Drying time was reduced by 33% (24 hours) compared with drying fresh lumber. CT scanner was able to detect wetwood locations inside a piece of lumber, and the wetwood was identified in heartwood, sapwood or both wood tissues. After the bio-treatment, the wetwood contents of boards were significantly reduced. Economical analysis showed that the biological treatment would cost $4-7/Mfbm depending on treating method used. Reduction of 33% of drying time by the treatment in this study could save energy cost by $6-13/Mfbm depending on kiln drying energy used. The treatment could reduce lumber degrading loss by $8.5-37.4/Mfbm base on this study. The benefit of the treatment is significant, but will be affected by pre-drying operation, kiln type, energy use and drying schedule. The biological treated lumber is resistant to fungal infection during pre-drying period, and the lumber products are clean and free of moulds and stain infection. Acknowledgements We specifically would like to thank Pierre Lemieux, Scierie Leduc, for providing testing wetwood materials. We also appreciate the support and guidance provided by the project’s industry liaison officers: François Saillant, Natural Resources Canada; Léandre Bélanger, Domtar. Their participation was the key to the success of this project.
Wetwood
Seasoning - Predrying
Yeasts
Bacteria
Biological Control
Fungi
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