Red beech log wood
The Lenzing raw material
Log wood is long or short wood. It is chipped, chemically decomposed and converted to pulp.
- Tree species:
- Red beech
- Maple tolerant as collateral
- Ash, spruce and birch admixed up to max. 5 % each
- Healthy, no infestation with fungi or insects
- Saw-cut at both ends
- Properly debranched
- No forks
- Long logs: 2 - 6 meters
- Short logs: 1 or 2 meters (1 meter logs in Lenzing only in exceptional cases)
- Minimum diameter with bark 10 cm (max. 10 % as 8 cm and 9 cm collateral)
- Graded delivery of diameters between 40 cm + preferred
- Free from metal and stones
Tolerance and rejection limits
For deviations from quality and dimension as defined by the Lenzing specifications for industrial red beech wood, the following regulations apply:
- Mildew and heart rot
Deduction as reject (ballast). 20% and more - rejection of delivery
Beginning white rot: Tolerance limit 5%. 6% and more, deduction of 25% as reject (ballast). 80% and more - rejection of delivery
- Deficient form
Forks, broken wood and branch stubs cause poor stripping, technical problems and loss. Tolerance limit 5%. 6% and more, price deduction of 10%.
- Thinning material
Cannot be processed for technical reasons. Deduction as reject (ballast). 20% and more, rejection of delivery.
- Non-specified wood
All varieties except red beech. Ash, maple and birch are tolerated as collateral. Their proportion is estimated and recorded on acceptance.
Any other varieties will be separated out and not paid for. 20% and more, rejection of delivery.
- Manipulation logs
Logs with a length under one meter will be deducted as ballast and not paid for. Logs exceeding a length of 6 meters require cutting – deduction EUR 20 per ton absolutely dry with bark.
- This specification is based on
ÖST HHU, Holzübernahmerichtlinien des Kooperationsabkommen, FPP, February 1990 (Dok.Nr. ZPHBA001), Brochure "Industrieholz" by Koop. FPP, May 1992.