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Title: Bio-Based Adhesives and Reproducible Rapid Small-Scale Bond Strength Testing

Source: Advanced Biomass Science and Technology for Bio-Based Products, 2009 ,pp. 364-370

Author(s)Frihart, C.; Dally, Brice N.; Wescott, James M.; Birkeland, Micheal J.

Publication Year: 2009  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-2A

Abstract: Soy flour is an inexpensive raw material for adhesives and is readily available in most parts of the world. However, converting soy flour into a wood adhesive that can compete in both cost and performance with existing petroleum-based adhesives is not easy given the variables of flour quality, denaturation conditions, and curing methods. Formulating adhesives that alter these variables is more readily accomplished than is testing the performance of these formulations using standard evaluation methods. To overcome this problem, we developed a rapid and reproducible small-scale bond strength testing procedure that allows us to screen new adhesives more efficiently. This procedure, employing the automated bond evaluation system (ABES) instrument, has led to improved soy adhesive formulations for plywood and other wood-bonding applications. Additionally, this procedure has been compared with standard product performance tests for decorative and exterior plywood using the common commercially available adhesives poly(vinyl acetate), urea-formaldehyde, melamine-urea-formaldehyde, and phenol-formaldehyde.

Keywords: Soy flour, adhesives, testing, soybean glue, formaldehyde, phenolic resins, curing, plywood, glue, adhesion, urea-formaldehyde resins, sugar maple, white pine, bonding, phenolic resin glue, resin curing, failure, bond strength, polyvinyl acetate, melamine, Pinus strobus, Acer saccharinum, ABES

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 245 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/09/2010

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RITS Product ID: 31207
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Frihart, Charles R.
Research Chemist

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