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Eucalyptus is used at a number of pulp mills in Portugal and Spain. However, there are no successfully operating high efficiency debarking technologies currently in operation, particularly for wood which has been stored for 1 to 8 months. At present, bark is stripped manually in the forest and the bark is not utilised. The pre-treatment debarking unit demonstrated consists of a number of toothed rotors, which move at high speed, constantly adjusting to the wood diameter, thereby reducing bark adhesion and breaking the bark's fibre structure.

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Authors: TAVARES S, Soporcel, Figueira da Foz (PT);SILVEIRA A, Soporcel, Figueira da Foz (PT);REDONDO A, Soporcel, Figueira da Foz (PT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13088 EN (1990) 32 pp., FS, ECU 5
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1774-2
Record Number: 199011777 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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