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An industrial profile of wood wool/cement slab manufacture

An industrial profile of wood wool/cement slab manufacture

Flynn, G. and Hawkes, A. J. (1980) An industrial profile of wood wool/cement slab manufacture. Tropical Products Institute (TPI), London, UK. ISBN 0859541193

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Abstract

This profile describes a process developed at the Tropical Products Institute for the manufacture of wood wool/cement clabs. Unlike other commercially available processes this process involves the use of a cement slurry. The process is aimed at conditions in developing countries and significant features include minimum use of machinery, maximum use of labour, flexibility in production to suit market requirements and relatively low capital outlay. For a plant to produce 160 slabs per day, about £50,000 c.i.f. at September 1979 prices, excluding locally available items, is required. At least 28 employment opportunities are created. The profile includes a description of the process, a list of the machinery and equipment, components of capital cost, physical inputs and labour requirement.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © Crown copyright 1980. Note on publisher affiliation: Tropical Products Institute (TPI) is a predecessor of the Natural Resources Institute (NRI). The NRI has been a specialist research and teaching institution of the University of Greenwich since 1996.
Uncontrolled Keywords: wood wool, wood cement, slab, manufacture, industrial, processing, manufacture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 15:15
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12054

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