Patent Number: 8,871,346

Title: Precision wood particle feedstocks with retained moisture contents of greater than 30% dry basis

Abstract: Wood particles having fibers aligned in a grain, wherein: the wood particles are characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L; the L.times.H dimensions define two side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers; the W.times.H dimensions define two cross-grain end surfaces characterized individually as aligned either normal to the grain or oblique to the grain; the L.times.W dimensions define two substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces; and, a majority of the W.times.H surfaces in the mixture of wood particles have end checking.

Inventors: Dooley; James H. (Federal Way, WA), Lanning; David N. (Federal Way, WA)

Assignee: Forest Concepts, LLC

International Classification: B32B 5/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00