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

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 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) substantially equal to the veneer thickness (Tv) and 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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1088987
Report Number(s):
8,496,033
13/690,986
DOE Contract Number:
SC0002291
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Forest Concepts, LLC (Auburn, WA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE