Thermomechanical characteristics of plantation grown rattan canes (Calamus merrillii Becc.)

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the study conducted to determine the softening temperature of plantation-grown rattan canes; measure the cell wall components e.g., cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin; of plantation-grown rattan canes; and compare the properties of plantation-grown rattan canes to wild canes. Prof. Willie P. Abasolo Department of Forest Products and Paper Science College of Forestry and Natural Resources University of the Philippines Los Baños www.uplb.edu.ph