Advances in Wood Composites II
Papadopoulos, Antonios N. (editor)
Wood composites have shown very good performance and substantial service lives when correctly specified for the exposure risks present. The selection of an appropriate product for the job should be accompanied by decisions about the appropriate protection, whether this is by design, by preservative treatment, or by wood modification techniques. This Special Issue, “Advances in Wood Composites II”, presents recent progress in enhancing and refining the performance and properties of wood composites by chemical and thermal modification and the application of smart nanomaterials. Such enhancements and refinements have made wood composites a particular area of interest for researchers. In addition, this Special Issue reviews some important aspects in the field of wood composites, with particular focus on their materials, applications, and engineering and scientific advances, including solutions inspired biomimetically by the structure of wood and wood composites. This Special Issue, as a collection of 14 original contributions, provides selected examples of recent advances in wood composites.
KeywordsEPDM rubber; wood sawdust; electron beam irradiation; dibenzoyl peroxide; cross-liking; physico-chemical characteristics; feather protein; wood preservatives; nano-carrier; treatability; decay resistance; short-rotation; aspen; willow; injection molding; biocomposite; tensile strength; bending strength; microstructure behavior; viscoelasticity; WPC; HDPE; composite; wood; creep; thermoplastic; flexure; power law; modeling; fire retardants; fire retardancy; graphene; nano-materials; wollastonite; black locust wood; ammonia treated wood; colour change; dynamic mechanical analysis; birch plywood; veneer-drying temperature; formaldehyde emission; modulus of elasticity; bonding strength; thickness swelling; water absorption; transparent wood; orthogonal test; partial delignification; light transmittance; morphological structure; sorption behavior; sorption fitting model; compositional analysis; hydroxyl accessibility; engineering materials; composite panels; chicken feather; cell-wall polymers; thermal conductivity coefficient; natural materials; spruce and larch bark; sound absorption coefficient; impedance tube; biomass; up-cycling; plywood; densification; core layer temperature; bonding quality; hot pressing; veneer stack heating; wood composites; wood composite binders; synthetic wood adhesives; biosourced wood adhesives; environment-friendly; new approaches; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2020
History of engineering & technology