Scientific Summary No. 66, 2010
Wood drying is recognized as a key operation in sawmill production and affects product quality, value yield and the suitability of wood material for different end user products. The 11th International IUFRO Wood Drying Conference organized by Luleå University of Technology in Skellefteå, Sweden, January 18-22 presented important findings in six key areas of wood drying: Drying Quality and Wood Properties; Methods for Monitoring the Drying Process; Modelling; Applied Wood Drying; Alternative Drying Methods; Wood Modification Related to Drying; Miscellaneous Drying Technologies. At the conference three excellent keynotes were presented addressing the historical perspective on timber drying methods, modelling issues and the future directions in drying research.
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By Lena Antti, Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, IUFRO Working Party 5.04.06
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