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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SFR 450 - Processing of Biomaterials


Understanding how the resources of the forests are used and processed is important.  This course provides an overview of the machinery and processes used for manufacturing bioproducts including lumber, wood-based composites, veneer, lumber, pulp and paper and other forest products.  The laws and standards under which production and evaluation of bioproducts occur are an important part of the course.  The commercial measurement of forest resources is detailed as are the effects of timber defects on finished product quality.  In addition to classroom lectures and discussions, the course includes field trips, during scheduled class periods, to various forest products manufacturing operations and laboratory exercises related to quality control techniques used in industry.  Students enrolling in the course should have passed at least one course meeting the general education requirement for a science with lab or application of science.

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Even Years

Credits: 4