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New types of products from tropical wood

Code: 9781786768995
Jegatheswaran Ratnasingam, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Chapter synopsis: This chapter discusses the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) practices in the tropics and highlights the main wood and biomass resources available. It then elaborates the types of products developed from these resources, both traditional and new products developed. It provides an insight into the current trends in terms of development, possible application and also the challenges faced in the development of these new products, in light of the global needs to mitigate the climate change phenomenon and low-carbon products.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0074.10
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Tropical forest wood products 3 Plantation forest resources 4 Non-wood forest products: bamboo and rattan 5 Plantation timber product development and wood species 6 Plantation biomass and waste: oil palm and kenaf 7 Plantation biomass and waste: sugarcane and rice 8 Developments in wood products 9 Biomass energy and co-generation 10 Wood-based biofuels 11 Conclusions 12 Where to look for further information 13 References

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