Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff

, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 191–196 | Cite as

The abrasive sanding of Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis): an industrial perspective

  • J. Ratnasingam
  • H. F. Reid
  • M. C. Perkins
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Hevea brasiliensis

) as a raw material for high-volume furniture production, information on its sanding properties is relatively sparse. This study was carried out to provide some fundamental understanding of the sanding properties of the material, from an industrial perspective. The results suggest that the sanding process is suitable for low to moderate stock removal, for it ensures optimal process economics. Further, silicone carbide abrasive belts perform better than aluminum oxide abrasive belts for the sanding of Rubberwood. A simple method was used to estimate the economic belt life, which will help derive effective belt change schedules in order to enhance the productivity of the process.


Carbide Optimal Process Malaysia Silicone Carbide Moderate Stock 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ratnasingam
    • 1
  • H. F. Reid
    • 2
  • M. C. Perkins
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia e-mail:
  2. 2.Department of Furniture, Buckinghamshire College, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ, United KingdomGB
  3. 3.Faculty of Design, Brunel University, Coopers Hill Lane, Egham, Surrey TW20 0JZ, United KingdomGB

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