- Weiland, George W.
University of Maine Graduate School
The pulp and paper industry has historically measured its basic raw material, pulp wood by the standard cord. The solid wood content in a cord varies considerably, cord measurement is influenced by personal bias on the part of the scaler, and it is difficult to relate manufactured tonnage to pulpwood consumption in cords. Because of these appreciable disadvantages, considerable research has been conducted in order to find a more satisfactory method of measuring pulpwood. In the past few years weight scaling has become widespread in the southeastern section of the country. The purpose of this strictly was to investigate some of the factors that are fundamental in evaluating weight as a method of scaling hardwood pulpwood in Maine.