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Rebecca E. Ibach

Rebecca E. Ibach
Research Chemist
Forest Biopolymer Science and Engineering
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
United States
Research Interest

  • Chemical modification for improvement of wood properties
  • Solid wood polymer composites
  • Integrated approach to wood protection
  • Woodfiber-plastic composites durability:
  • laboratory and field evaluations
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, Ph.D., Wood Chemistry,
Featured Publications
Other Publications
Research Highlights

Termite Resistance of Wood–Plastic Composites

Year: 2018
Wood–plastic composite (WPC) specimens were exposed to termites both in the laboratory and the field in Bogor, Indonesia. On a scale of 0 (complete failure) to 10 (sound), after 30 months field exposure, the WPC made with acetylated wood flour had no attack (10), followed by one with 1% zinc borate ...

Lumen filling and sol-gel reinforcement of the wood cell wall

Year: 2011
FPL researchers used a two-prong strategy to enhance weathering properties of wood. This dual treatment showed promise in protecting wood against the combined effects of sunlight and moisture.

Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material

Year: 2010
The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood in highly engineered structures.