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Steam injection pressing : large panel fabrication with southern hardwoodsAuthor(s): Robert L. Geimer; Eddie W. Price
Source: Proceedings of the 20th International particleboard/composite materials symposium; 1986 April 8-10: Pullman, WA. Pullman, WA: Washington State University; 1986: Pages 367-384
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionLarge 4 by 8 ft (1.22 by 2.44 m) panels were made using a steam injection method of pressing. Homogenously constructed flakeboards were fabricated from southern red oak, sweet gum, and a mixture of the two species using both isocyanate and phenolic resins. Isocyanate was especially suited to the process and 1-1/2 in. (38 mm) thick panels were pressed in less than 150 seconds. Phenolics on the other hand were susceptible to dilutions by steaming and required higher temperature to cure.
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CitationGeimer, Robert L.; Price, Eddie W. 1986. Steam injection pressing : large panel fabrication with southern hardwoods. Proceedings of the 20th International particleboard/composite materials symposium; 1986 April 8-10: Pullman, WA. Pullman, WA: Washington State University; 1986: Pages 367-384
KeywordsSteam injection pressing, panels, hardwoods
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