fines

Definitions

Construction

  • soil that passes through a No. 200 sieve.
  • Fine-milled chips used in the production of particleboard. Fines are larger than sander dust or wood flour and are used on the faces of particleboard panels, with coarser chips used as the core of the board.
  • An undesirable by-product of cutting wafers and strands for waferboard and oriented strand board.

Publishing

  • plural noun defects in paper, where the fibres have become stuck together in lumps
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