Valorization of Wood Resources for the Cutting of Decorative Veneer in the Context of Sustainable Development of Romanian Forests

Adela-Eliza Dumitrascu, Valentina D. Ciobanu, Badea Lepadatescu

Abstract


The overall aim of the research was to better understand the influence of raw material characteristics on the quality of decorative veneer, to identify phenotypes of oak and sessile oak valuable for veneer use, and to promote quality in relationship with sustainable development of Romania’s forests. This paper describes specific aspects regarding wood defects and quality conditions imposed on raw materials for veneer slicing. The experiments focused on identifying and analyzing defects in oak veneer found in six regions from Romania. Taking into account the dimensional and quality requirements, and obtaining a sufficient quantity of decorative oak veneer, Pareto diagrams corresponding to each region were created. The Pareto analysis allowed for a hierarchy of main defects and also enabled adequate decision-making for improving the quality of the studied products in accordance with specific international standards. Also, by knowing the types of defects, decisions can be made to conserve natural resources and to utilize wood resources by sustainable reuse of waste.

Keywords


Decorative oak veneer; Wood quality; Forest management; Pareto diagram; Special veneer efficiency

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