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Adhesive Penetration of Wood and Its Effect on Bond Strength




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Paper (invited, offered, keynote)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory


39th Annual Meeting The Adhesion Society


Woodworkers know that wood is porous in that adhesive flows into lumens for a mechanical interlock (1) and that wood absorbs water, allowing the use of water-borne adhesives. However, the anatomical aspects of wood that lend to its porosity are much more complicated and have a greater influence on adhesive performance than is normallyrealized or discussed. This porosity can have both positive and negative effects on adhesive performance. A greater appreciation of how porosity relates to adhesive performance is important in designing new and improved adhesive formulations.


Frihart, Charles R. 2016. Adhesive Penetration of Wood and Its Effect on Bond Strength. 39th Annual Meeting The Adhesion Society, February 21-24, the Westin Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas;

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