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Chapter 4

I Management Of Native Forests

II Plantations-high Productivity Resources

III Protecting The Resource

IV Harvesting The Resource

V Solid Wood And Its Processing

VI Minor Forest Products

VII Reconstituted Wood Products
i Veneer, plywood and laminated sections
ii Fibreboards
iii Particleboard

VIII Pulp And Paper

IX Export Woodchips

X Future Directions

XI Acknowledgements



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Fibreboards (continued)

A significant technological innovation occurred in the fibreboard industry in 1982 with the establishment of a medium-density fibreboard plant by ACI Australia Ltd. at Wagga, NSW. This process, which had been in use overseas for some years, is based on the resin-bonding of a dry-formed board made from radiata pine de-fibred in pressurized disc refiners. The product is designed to compete mainly with thin particle-board and plywood and has advantages over hardboard because of its better colour and lower density.

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