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Why grow Melia Dubia (Kadbevu) for

production of Plywood.
(1)

It is fast growing tree with life cycle of 10 to 15 years, specially suited for
production of Veneers & Plywood.

(2)

It grows well even in rainfall areas of 25 to 35 (625mm to 875mm)

(3)

It grows well with irrigation even in lower rainfall areas

(4)

Average growth of Melia Dubia is approx 1 Cft per year per tree

(5)

In pure plantation growth is slightly slower, it requires space to grow.


We recommend space of 20 x 20

(6)

This tree grows very round and sound almost without knots

(7)

It branches between 15 to 25 with clear straight bole

(8)

Density of timber is between 0.375 to 0.45.

(9)

Colour is light pinkish to pinkish

10)

Wood of Melia is not susceptible to insect attack

11)

Timber peels well and produces clear veneer

12)

Logs of 4 up in girth (40 Cms up in dia) produce excellent faces &


Panel core. Quality is defectless

13)

Quality of Cross Core obtained from logs of 3 & up girth (30 Cms up dia)
logs is clean almost without blemish.

14)

Veneer dries well & fast thereby increasing drying capacity of veneer drier
at least by 25 to 40%

15)

Veneer Bonds well, adhesion property is excellent

16)

It produces good quality light weight plywood, comparable to Okume


Plywood. Okume plywood is very popular in Europe & USA and sells at
premium.

17)

Higher & old growth logs are sliced to produce Decorative veneers

18)

Yield from logs is high, considering Melia Dubia produces quality Veneers.

Hunsur Plywood Works Pvt.Ltd

Melia Dubia (Kadbevu)

Hunsur Plywood Works Pvt.Ltd