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Ovalbumin as a Wood AdhesiveAuthor(s): Charles R. Frihart; Holly Satori; Zhu Rongxian; Michael J. Birkeland
Source: In: The Adhesion Society's 37th Annual Meeting February, 23-26, 2014, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA. from CD TEH801043052B03. 2014; 3 p.
Publication Series: Full Proceedings
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionUse of proteins to bond wood dominated industrial production until the middle of the 20th century (1). The ensuing creation of the plywood and glulam beam industries allowed for more efficient use of wood resources than is possible with solid wood products. Many protein sources have been used as adhesives, including plant (soybean) and animal (blood, fish scales, collagen, casein from milk). Development of the petroleum industry led to replacement of these biobased materials by synthetic adhesives providing better water resistance, ease of use, and lower cost.
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CitationFrihart, Charles R.; Satori, Holly; Rongxian, Zhu; Birkeland, Michael J. 2014. Ovalbumin as a Wood Adhesive. In: The Adhesion Society's 37th Annual Meeting February, 23-26, 2014, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA. from CD TEH801043052B03. 2014; 3 p.
KeywordsOvalbumin, egg white, wood adhesive, viscosity, wet strength
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