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A classification system for predicting pallet part quality from hardwood cantsAuthor(s): E. Paul Craft; Kenneth R., Jr. Whitenack
Source: Res. Pap. NE-515. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 7p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionProducers who manufacture pallet parts from hardwood cants generally must purchase cants on the basis of existing structural timber grades that do not adequately reflect the quality of pallet parts produced from resawed cants. A system for classifying cants for pallet part production has been developed that more accurately reflects the parts grade mix that can be produced from each of the new cant classes. A formula is given to determine value relatives for each cant class.
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CitationCraft, E. Paul; Whitenack, Kenneth R., Jr. 1982. A classification system for predicting pallet part quality from hardwood cants. Res. Pap. NE-515. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 7p.
KeywordsPallet cant classes, value relatives
- Hardwood pallet cant quality and pallet part yields
- Yield of pallet cants and lumber from hardwood poletimber thinnings
- Pallet part and cant evaluation for grading and processing using high-speed ultrasound
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