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Is there potential to produce OSB in the NSW Hunter Valley?


Nelson, RA and Kelly, MA, Is there potential to produce OSB in the NSW Hunter Valley?, Australian Forestry, 61, (2) pp. 163-171. ISSN 0004-9158 (1998) [Refereed Article]


This paper presents a preliminary review of the potential to produce Oriented Strand Board (OSB) in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. An overview of the origin and world production of OSB provides a global perspective for the analysis. An analysis of the technical feasibility of producing OSB in the Hunter explores resource availability, processing technology, environmental concerns and infrastructure capacity. Domestic and export markets were reviewed to assess the potential demand for OSB produced in the Hunter. It was concluded that OSB production in the Hunter Valley of NSW is unlikely to be viable with current market prospects and technology. In the long term, developments in technology may facilitate OSB production from native forest eucalypts to take advantage of emerging niche markets in Asia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Forestry not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nelson, RA (Associate Professor Rohan Nelson)
ID Code:84730
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-05-29
Last Modified:2013-05-29

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