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    Author(s): M. W. Kelly; Eddie W. Price
    Date: 1985
    Source: Forest Products Journal 35(2):39-44
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Structural flakeboard panels made with species of sweetgum, hickories, red oaks, white oaks, and southern pines, and with a 20 percent mixture of each species group, were subjected to a series of exposure conditions. One of the exposure conditions consisted of a Xenon arc lamp with an intermittent water spray from conventional weatherometer test equipment. Other exposure conditions were the APA six-cycle and the ovendry-vacuum-pressure soak exposures. Mechanical and physical properties were determined and compared to commercial waferboard. At 50 percent RH, sweetgum, red oak, hickory, pine, and the mixed species panels all had properties similar to the commercial waferboard at a similar density (42 pcf).

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    Kelly, M. W.; Price, Eddie W. 1985. Effect of species and panel density on durability of structural flakeboard. Forest Products Journal 35(2):39-44

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