Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Chi-Leung So; Brian K. Via; Leslie H. Groom; Lawrence R. Schimleck; Todd F. Shupe; Stephen S. Kelley; Timothy G. Rials
    Date: 2004
    Source: Forest Products Journal 54(3):6-16
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (5.4 MB)


    Improving manufacturing efficiency and increasing product worth requires the right combination of actions throughout the manufacturing process. Many innovations have been developed over the last several decades to achieve these goals. Innovations typically work their way backwards in the manufacturing process, with an increasing level of monitoring occurring at the end of a production line. There exists, however, an ever-increasing array of tools available to forest products manufacturers that allow rapid assessment of material and product variables throughout the manufacturing process. A technology that shows great potential in all facets of material assessment is near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    So, Chi-Leung; Via, Brian K.; Groom, Leslie H.; Schimleck, Lawrence R.; Shupe, Todd F.; Kelley, Stephen S.; Rials, Timothy G. 2004. Near infared spectroscopy in the forest products industry. Forest Products Journal 54(3):6-16

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page