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    Author(s): Roger M. Rowell
    Date: 2007
    Source: Materials, chemicals, and energy from biomass energy. Washington, DC : American Chemical Society : Distributed by Oxford University Press, c2007. ACS symposium series ; 954: ISBN: 0841239819: 9780841239814: pages 76-92.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    Renewable and sustainable composite materials can be produced using forest biomass if we maintain healthy forests. Small diameter trees and other forest biomass can be processed in the forest into small solid wood pieces, sliced veneers, strands, flakes, chips, particles and fiber that can be used to make construction composite products such as glued-laminated lumber, plywood, structural composite lumber, flakeboard, particleboard, fiberboard, and molded materials. It can also be combined with other resources to make new materials taking advantage of the unique properties of each resource. Non-construction composites can also be made such as geotextiles, filters, sorbents, packaging and nano-materials. The adhesive used in the various products depends on the intended application.

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    Rowell, Roger M. 2007. Composite materials from forest biomass : a review of current practices, science, and technology. Materials, chemicals, and energy from biomass energy. Washington, DC : American Chemical Society : Distributed by Oxford University Press, c2007. ACS symposium series ; 954: ISBN: 0841239819: 9780841239814: pages 76-92.

    Keywords

    Nanotechnolgy, composite materials, biomass utilization, sustainable forestry, renewable natural resources, research, natural resources, small timbers, utilization, renewable natural resources, small-diameter timber, smallwood, forest biomass

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