Chemical modification of timber decking: looking to the future

Killerby, Shaun, Maplesden, Frances, Jack, Michael, McDonald, Gael and Rolland, Deborah 2007, Chemical modification of timber decking: looking to the future, New Zealand journal of forestry science, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 197-223.

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Title Chemical modification of timber decking: looking to the future
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 2
Start page 197
End page 223
Publisher Scion
Place of publication Rotorua, N. Z.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0048-0134
Keyword(s) chemicals
wood
innovation
acceptability
industrial ecology
Summary To help avoid conflict and even market rejection, the design and introduction of new technologies can be aided by consideration of the potential concerns of different stakeholder groups. An assessment of their desired goals for technological change may be useful for pre-empting changes in the  parameters of acceptability for technologies. As part of a research  programme evaluating the parameters of acceptability for bio-based  technologies using life cycle assessment of products and an analysis of the  perceptual frameworks of stakeholders, respondents from four stakeholder  groups in New Zealand were interviewed about the desirable and  undesirable trajectories for chemical modification technologies. Three  examples of pine decking products derived using different amounts and  types of chemical modification served to help explore the contemporary  criteria and rationale for acceptability. The responses of the 70 respondents  in those four groups indicated that new technologies need to be able to  prove their worth with regard to both tangible and intangible qualities if they  are to be accepted into the market in the place of either the existing product  or an inorganic competitor.
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
Copyright notice ©2007, Scion
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018570

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