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ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 1.1: Market assessment and product development


Nolan, G and McGavin, R, ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 1.1: Market assessment and product development, Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Contract Report]


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High quality and high density coconut veneer and veneer-based product are new to the marketplace. Their likely acceptance can only be estimated from observation of the materialís properties, the performance requirement of potential applications, and the acceptance of similar (or competitor) products in those applications in the market. The form and material properties of coconut palms significantly influences the potential functionality of recovered coconut wood and veneer products. The distribution of vascular bundles and the resultant density variation of the material optimizes the stability of the standing palm but makes the stem a very uneven resource with uneven physical properties for processing into consistent and useful products for markets.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
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
UTAS Author:Nolan, G (Professor Gregory Nolan)
ID Code:113840
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2017-01-24
Last Modified:2017-11-17
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