A guide to the rotary veneer processing of coconut palms
30 May 2019
This guide draws on several ACIAR projects, led by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. It provides valuable information about the characteristics of coconut woody tissue and different processing equipment that can be used to produce rotary veneer. It also provides guidance on how to process coconut stems into veneer, along with the techniques to dry and grade the veneer sheets. Finally, it describes the production and testing of high-value engineered ‘cocowood’ products suitable for a range of appearance and structural applications.