Chemical modification of timber decking : assessing the parameters of acceptability

Killerby, Shaun, Maplesden, Frances, Jack, Michael, McDonald, Gael and Rolland, Deborah 2007, Chemical modification of timber decking : assessing the parameters of acceptability, New Zealand journal of forestry science, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 412-434.

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Title Chemical modification of timber decking : assessing the parameters of acceptability
Author(s) Killerby, Shaun
Maplesden, Frances
Jack, Michael
McDonald, Gael
Rolland, Deborah
Journal name New Zealand journal of forestry science
Volume number 37
Issue number 3
Start page 412
End page 434
Publisher Scion
Place of publication Rotorua, N. Z.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0048-0134
Keyword(s) chemicals
industrial ecology
Summary The criteria for accepting or rejecting a technology extend beyond the intrinsic properties of the finished product such as physical performance. There are also extrinsic factors such as the history of the product and trust in the manufacturers and suppliers, as well as the perceptions and risk management strategies of various stakeholder groups. A methodology was trialled to take into account the extended supply chain of the product, while simultaneously engaging stakeholders to determine and to understand their perceptual frameworks. Three pine decking products manufactured using different amounts and types of chemical modification were compared using life cycle assessment and the comments of 114 respondents from six stakeholder groups in New Zealand. The results of the perceptual research include a quadrant diagram which allows a visual comparison of the responses of different stakeholders to actual or hypothetical products, aiding the identification of when and why certain technologies may be disqualified from acceptability or become the topic of public debate.
Language eng
Field of Research 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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