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Engineering New Revenues With Scrimtec
An engineered wood product called Scrimtec — developed in Australia and now being produced in the U.S. South — could help B.C. forest companies further utilize beetle-killed wood, and other sawmills utilize small diameter logs.
Some Canadian forestry companies are working on improving their balance sheets at the same time as they find themselves surrounded by vast tracts of lower quality wood. Help could come in a new wood product. Advocates of a new, engineered wood product called Scrimtec believe their technology has the potential to make high strength and high value products through better use of both smaller diameter wood and beetle-killed wood.
By Tony Kryzanowski
Published in Jan / Feb 2013 Issue of Forest Landowner Magazine