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Report on Strengthening the Capacity to Promote Efficient Wood Processing Technologies in Tropical Timber Producing Countries now available

2 October 2014


This report of provides details of the implementation of the activity carried out under the ITTO biennial work programme (BWP) for the years 2012-2013 in Cameroon, Ghana, Guatemala and Mexico. The execution of the activity employed in-house training approach for enhancing the capacity of wood mills to promote efficiency processing and quality of processed wood products, covering primary, secondary and tertiary process chains, including:
 
Primary processing
  • Logs handling
  • Band-sawing
  • Air drying and seasoning
  • Cross-cut sawing
Secondary processing
  • Kiln drying
  • Double - planing
  • Single ripping
  • Jointing
  • Cross cutting
  • Sorting
Tertiary processing
  • Moulding
  • End tenoning
  • Sanding
  • Multi ripping
  • Pressing
  • Painting
Common activities
  • Saw doctoring
  • Quality control
  • Maintenance of equipment and facilities
  • Packaging
  • Mill management
  • Safety of operation
  • Mentality shaping
  • Etc.
Download PP-A-47-262-Final Report on Strengthening the Capacity to Promote Efficient Wood Processing Technologies in Tropical Timber Producing Countries