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Heat Sterilization of Hardwood Pallets and Pallet Material

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

Manufacturers of hardwood pallets are faced with the prospect that they will be required to sterilize their pallets or pallet parts prior to export to Europe. The purpose of this factsheet is to give some insight into heat sterilization so manufacturers can make better decisions in the future.

Drying Softwoods for Value Added Markets

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

In this wood products note, suggestions on how to select a proper target moisture content, conventional temperature schedules for quality drying, equalizing for a uniform final moisture content, and conditioning for stress relief will be discussed.

Sawmill Safety

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

The purpose of this wood products note is to help sawmills develop their own safety program.

Notes on Computerized Kiln Controls

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

This wood products note describes a list of benefits that can be derived by using computerized kiln controls.

Fine Tuning Equalizing and Conditioning

By: Joe Denig Wood Products Notes

This wood products note describes how to equalize and condition lumber during drying to avoid problems such as warped or split panels.