Water removal of wet veneer by roller pressing

Koji Adachi, Masafumi Inoue, Kozo Kanayama, Roger M. Rowell, Shuichi Kawai
2004 Journal of Wood Science  
High moisture content, flat sawn Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica D. Don) veneer was compressed using a roller press to mechanically remove water. The amount of water removed depended on the amount of compression applied. At 60% compression, 400 kg/m 3 of water was removed. The process was not dependent on the size of the wood, the degree of compression, or the feed speed of the specimen. After compression, the remaining water contents were evenly distributed throughout the veneer
more » ... of the length of the specimen. The specimens did not completely recover to original thickness. High compression ratio and low temperature intensified the reduction of thickness. The bending strength after compression decreased in an inversely proportional manner with the thickness of the specimen and the compression degree.
doi:10.1007/s10086-003-0600-4 fatcat:ou54v5c7l5d6fdimqblme5hcgu