Lumber Articles

  • What is Nominal Length of LED Tubes?

    Nominal sizes serve as “general descriptions” for lighting manufacturers when identifying a range or category of products. The nominal size of a unit is typically not the same as the exact measurement of the product. Instead, the nominal size can be referred to as a standardized dimension for a set of or several units in the same series. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Pulp & paper case study - British Columbia Sawmill

    Smart Elbow® Excels for Pulp & Paper There were several reasons that a British Columbia, Canada, sawmill chose the Smart Elbow for installation in a new pneumatic conveying system. Due to the potentially abrasive nature of wood chips and dust when conveyed pneumatically, plant engineering designed the new system to perform without necessitating the repair and replacement chores ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Field leaching of alkaline copper quaternary-treated red pine lumber over 3 years: long-term dynamics

    Alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ), a wood preservative, consists of copper oxide and quaternary ammonium compounds. Three red pine piles were monitored over 3 years to evaluate the dynamics of contaminant leaching from ACQ-treated and untreated lumber. There were small temporal changes in the volumetric leachate/rain ratio with the ACQ-treated lumber, while the volumetric ratio decreased across ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lumber liquidators raid shows companies need to heed U.S. Lacey Act

    U.S. federal authorities recently executed search warrants at two Virginia facilities belonging to Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc., the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in the United States. Lumber Liquidators said in a press release last month that the raids were related “to the importation of certain ...

  • Lumber company expedites shipping procedures

    Pukall Lumber Company, located in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, is a family-owned and operated wood products manufacturer. The business is two-pronged; the sawmill was founded in 1937 and later a retail building supply was added to sell lumber and other building materials to area builders. Pukall handles red and white pine logs primarily, sawing them into accurate dimension lumber for the construction ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Lumber yard woes

    A local lumber yard was experiencing an unusual problem of mold growing on their wood trim and molding products which were stored under cover in an unheated storage area. Investigation: The lumberyard storage area is a three sided structure such that exterior air freely infiltrates the area. The location is in an area where fog is a frequent occurrence and the lumber is subject to 100% ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Case study: OSB product improvement

    Challenge Customer required a process to separate the low grade lumber “fines” and smaller pieces of wood chips from the more desirable large OSB (Oriented Strand Board) strands to increase the quality and strength of their finished product. Approach GK was contacted to create a new process solution when traditional screening solutions did not ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Ohio Takes Aim At Food Waste Composting

    WHILE RECYCLING of paper and yard trimmings have grown rapidly in Ohio in the last 30 years - now up to 50 percent for paper and 62 percent for green materials, the recovery rate for food residuals is at less than three percent of nearly 96 million tons generated annually. To turn things around, the Ohio EPA and its Solid Waste Management Division have teamed up to get the word out about ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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