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
  • Infestation
    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.