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Composites from southern pine juvenile wood. Part 1. Panel fabrication and initial propertiesAuthor(s): Anton D. Pugel; Eddie W. Price; Chung-Yun Hse
Source: Forest Products Journal 40(1):29-33
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionFlakeboard, particleboard, and fiberboard panels were manufactured from four different sources of southern pine (Pinus taeda L.) juvenile wood. The sources were: 1) fastgrown trees; 2) the inner core of older trees; 3) branches; and 4) tops. The juvenile wood particle sizes and panel densities were similar to those used for control panels made from mature mature southern pine wood. Overall, the initial (72°F, 66% relative humidity conditions) modulus of elasticity, modulus of rupture, and internal bond of the juvenile wood composites were comparable to the mature wood composite values.
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CitationPugel, Anton D.; Price, Eddie W.; Hse, Chung-Yun. 1990. Composites from southern pine juvenile wood. Part 1. Panel fabrication and initial properties. Forest Products Journal 40(1):29-33
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