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Title: Perception of lightweight panels by U.S manufacturers
Author: Bumgardner, Matthew; Buehlmann, Urs; Forth, Karl.;
Source: In: Fischer, Kurt, ed. Technical Conference Management - Pan American laminates conference and work shop; 2009 December 3-4; Toronto, Canada. Langenzersdorf, Austria: Technical Conference Management: 65-69.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Opportunities exist for the adoption of lightweight panels by the secondary wood industry in the United States, as 54 percent of respondents to a recent survey indicated they would seriously consider using such panels in their products. In particular, office/hospitality/contract furniture, as well as store and architectural fixtures, seemed to hold the most promise for lightweight panels according to respondents. Overall, respondents were somewhat neutral in their perception of lightweight panels, perhaps due to a lack of information about performance. The biggest challenges to greater adoption appeared to be the negative perceptions related to connecting lightweight panels to hardware and other components, issues that are being resolved by panel manufacturers.
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Bumgardner, Matthew; Buehlmann, Urs; Forth, Karl. 2009. Perception of lightweight panels by U.S manufacturers. In: Fischer, Kurt, ed. Technical Conference Management - Pan American laminates conference and work shop; 2009 December 3-4; Toronto, Canada. Langenzersdorf, Austria: Technical Conference Management: 65-69.
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