Success factors of Wood Veneer as an Overlay Material for Panel-based Furniture Manufacturing in Malaysia.

Ratnasingam, Jega, Ioras, Florin, Ark, Chin Khoon and Ab Latib, Hazirah (2020) Success factors of Wood Veneer as an Overlay Material for Panel-based Furniture Manufacturing in Malaysia. BioResources, 15 (1). pp. 1311-1322. ISSN 1930-2126

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Abstract

In the first part of this study, the Kelly repertory grid technique was used to determine the most preferred attributes of overlay materials used in wood-based panel furniture in Malaysia. This was followed by a questionnaire survey of 20 wood-based panel furniture manufacturers to establish the trends in the use of overlay materials and success factors of their utilization. The results showed that natural material wood veneer was the most preferred overlay material, and the common local veneer species used included kembang semangkok, rubber wood and bintangor. Meanwhile, the predominate imported veneer species were white oak, white ash and walnut. The factor analysis showed that the properties of the overlay materials and market preferences were the driving factors for their successful utilization. The results clearly showed that natural wood veneer was preferred due to its wood-like, natural, and living attributes, and customers were prepared to pay a price premium for furniture with wood veneers compared to the other types of overlay materials.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Wood veneer, Attributes, Value-added Wood Products, Kelly Repetory Grid, Natural
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 13:24
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 13:24
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17948

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