publication . Article . 2009

SUSTAINABLE TRAILER FLOORING

John Lu; Marc Chorney; Lowell Peterson;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2009 Journal: BioResources (issn: 1930-2126, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: North Carolina State University
Abstract
Different trailer flooring materials, including wood-based, aluminum, steel, and synthetic plastic floors, were evaluated in accordance with their durability and sustainability to our natural environment. Wood-based trailer flooring is an eco-friendly product. It is the most sustainable trailer flooring material compared with fossil fuel-intensive steel, aluminum, and plastics. It is renewable and recyclable. Oak, hard maple, and apitong are strong and durable hardwood species that are currently extensively used for trailer flooring. For manufacture, wood-based flooring is higher in energy efficiency and lower in carbon emission than steel, aluminum and plastics...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sustainability, Durability, Hardwood, Trailer flooring, Carbon emission, Embodied energy, Biotechnology, TP248.13-248.65
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