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Development of advanced veneer and other products from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities

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Nolan, G, Development of advanced veneer and other products from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities, The 47th APCC COCOTECH Conference program, 26-30 September, Bali, Indonesia (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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This paper presents key findings from the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-funded CocoVeneer project FST/2009/062: Development of advanced veneer and other product from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities. Large areas of mature coconut palms across the Pacific region are considered senile and unproductive when compared to younger palms and newer varieties. To help generate an economic driver for replacing senile stems, ACIAR has funded two recent projects. The CocoWood Project ran from 2007-10 and analysed the properties of coconut wood and processing technologies, identifying appropriate solid wood processing protocols and developing a range of products. The CocoVeneer project, completed in mid- 2016, aimed to develop means to sustainably convert senile coconut stems into veneer and veneer-based products, and to produce complementary agricultural products for export or use in Pacific Island economies, particularly Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands. The project supported economic development in these and other Pacific countries.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:coconut, veneer, community development, harvesting, processing
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Materials Engineering
Research Field:Timber, Pulp and Paper
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Materials Performance and Processes
Objective Field:Timber Materials
Author:Nolan, G (Associate Professor Gregory Nolan)
ID Code:113817
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture (Discipline)
Deposited On:2017-01-24
Last Modified:2017-01-24
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