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    Author(s): Rebecca E. Ibach
    Date: 2010
    Source: Wood handbook : wood as an engineering material: chapter 19. Centennial ed. General technical report FPL ; GTR-190. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010: p. 19.1-19.16.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Many specialty treatments can be applied to wood to either improve its performance or change its properties. Treatments addressed in this chapter are those that make permanent changes in the shape of a wood product, improvements in dimensional stability, or improvements in performance through combinations with nonwood resources

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    Ibach, Rebecca E. 2010. Specialty treatments. Wood handbook : wood as an engineering material: chapter 19. Centennial ed. General technical report FPL ; GTR-190. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010: p. 19.1-19.16.

    Keywords

    Heat treatment, wood moisture, moisture, mechanical properties, deformations, elasticity, composite materials, thermal properties, thermoplastic composites, wood-plastic composites, bending, pressure treatment, laminated wood, compreg, papreg, impreg, plasticized wood, treated wood, bending strength, dimensional stability, modified wood, moisture content, chemical modification of wood, wood-plastic materials

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