Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of wood products

Out-of-print edition. Available in ITD’s reading room.

Strykowski Wladyslaw, Lewandowska Anna, Wawrzynkiewicz Zofia, Noskowiak Andrzej, Cichy Wojciech
Poznan, Instytut Technologii Drewna, 2006
ISBN 93-915727-6-5

(Polish language version)

CONTENTS

1.  INTRODUCTION 5
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 8
    2.1. Stage 1 - Determination of aim and scope 9
    2.2. Analysis of inputs and outputs sets 14
    2.3. Life Cycle Influence Assessment (LCIA) 19
    2.4. Interpretation 23 
3. ADAPTATION OF DATA FROM THE EVOINVENT DATABASE
     CONCERNING FOREST
CULTIVATION AND HARVESTING OF WOOD
     RAW MATERIAL 
25
4.  WOOD RAW MATERIAL PRODUCTION 37
5.  PRODUCTION OF SAWNWOOD AND WOOD-BASED PANELS 43 
    5.1. Sawnwood 43
    5.2. Plywood 47
    5.3. Fiberboards 51
    5.4. Particleboards 57
6. FINISHED PRODUCT MANUFACTURING 62
    6.1. Furniture 62
    6.2. Windows and doors 66
    6.3. Floors, stairs, ceilings, walls, wainscot 69
7. EXPLOITATION  70 
8. FINAL USE  73 
9. AN LCA ANALYSIS FOR A MODEL HOUSE  77 
    9.1 Characteristics of the analyzed products  77 
    9.2. Stage 1 - Determination of aim and scope  78 
    9.3. Stage 2 - Analysis of inputs and outputs sets (LCI)  82 
    9.4. Stage 3 - Life Cycle Influence Assessment (LCIA)  85 
    9.5. Stage 4 - Interpretation  99 
10. FINAL CONCLUSIONS 104
11. BIBLIOGRAPHY 106
Explanation of terms used in the study 109
Index of abbreviations used in the study 112
Appendix 1 Models of products systems 113
Appendix 2 Results of the LCA for the tested wood products 137
SUMMARY (English language version) 141