Mechanical properties of Papua New Guinea balsa wood
Nathan J Kotlarewski, Benoit Belleville, Benson K Gusamo, Barbara Ozarska
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS | SPRINGER | Published : 2016
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Special thanks to Kulala Mulung, Emily Flowers, Peter Kanowski and Braden Jenkin for organising Benson Gusamo's trip and travel expenses to the University of Melbourne, Australia as a part of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) balsa Project FST/2009/016. We are grateful to Allen Brittain for assistance in preparing balsa shear specimens at Swinburne University of Technology. Thanks to the balsa processors: The PNG Balsa Company Ltd and Coconut Products Limited in PNG for supplying the balsa for testing.