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Issues and concepts for making durable compositesAuthor(s): Frederick A. Kamke; Jerrold E. Winandy
Source: Proceedings, one hundred fourth annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, 18-20 May 2008, Portland, OR. Birmingham, AL : American Wood Protection Association, 2008: pages 116-124.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionPerhaps the greatest obstacle facing the acceptance of engineered wood composite products into new markets is the perceived lack of durability. Public perception is that particleboard and other wood-based composites fall apart when exposed to water. This paper will review the unique characteristics of wood based composites that make them more or less susceptible to durability-related problems. Some aspects of chemical and thermal treatments relative to composite durability will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on adhesion and interactions with water.
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CitationKamke, Frederick A.; Winandy, Jerrold E. 2008. Issues and concepts for making durable composites. Proceedings, one hundred fourth annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, 18-20 May 2008, Portland, OR. Birmingham, AL : American Wood Protection Association, 2008: pages 116-124.
KeywordsWood composites, engineered composites, durability, treatments, dimensional stability, composite materials, deterioration, weathering, mechanical properties, adhesion, moisture, heat treatment, particle board, density, moisture content, resistance to decay, composite wood, chemical modification of wood
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