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Title: Comminution process to produce wood particles of uniform size and shape with disrupted grain structure from veneer

Abstract

Comminution process of wood veneer to produce wood particles, by feeding wood veneer in a direction of travel substantially normal to grain through a counter rotating pair of intermeshing arrays of cutting discs arrayed axially perpendicular to the direction of wood veneer travel, wherein the cutting discs have a uniform thickness (Td), to produce wood particles characterized by a length dimension (L) substantially equal to the Td and aligned substantially parallel to grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) aligned normal to W and L, wherein the W.times.H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel end surfaces with end checking between crosscut fibers.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Forest Concepts, LLC, Auburn, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1348840
Patent Number(s):
9,604,387
Application Number:
13/650,400
Assignee:
Forest Concepts, LLC CHO
DOE Contract Number:
SC0002291
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Oct 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Dooley, James H., and Lanning, David N. Comminution process to produce wood particles of uniform size and shape with disrupted grain structure from veneer. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Dooley, James H., & Lanning, David N. Comminution process to produce wood particles of uniform size and shape with disrupted grain structure from veneer. United States.
Dooley, James H., and Lanning, David N. Tue . "Comminution process to produce wood particles of uniform size and shape with disrupted grain structure from veneer". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1348840.
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