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Title: Development and Application of Wood Adhesives in China

Source: Wood Adhesives 2009 / edited by Charles R. Frihart, Chiristopher G. Hunt, and Robert J. Moon. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2010. 1 CD-ROM. ISBN 978-1-892529-57-2. FPS Proceedings no. 7216-09.

Author(s)Gu,Jiyou; Cai, Zhiyong

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-3B

Abstract: Rapid economic development and growth in China has resulted in a substantial increase in the demand for utilization of bio-based composites. This provides a unique opportunity for developing wood adhesives. This study reviews research development and major accomplishments in wood adhesives and technology in China over the last 50 years. It also discusses the characteristics of China’s wood adhesive supply and utilization. The results show that urea-formaldehyde adhesive is still the dominant wood adhesive with about 70% of total adhesive use. However, public health and environmental concerns require development of new, safe, and green adhesive systems. It is expected that future research and development of wood adhesives in China will not only focus on performance improvement and cost reduction but will also address public interest concerns such as efficient resource utilization, product sustainability, pollution control, green construction, and global climate change.

Keywords: Adhesives, glue, urea-formaldehyde resins, gluing, adhesion, research projects, technological innovations, forest products industry, economic aspects, China, forest products, supply balance, utilization, renewable natural resources, natural resources, market surveys, forest products research, forest resources, biocomposites

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 97 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/26/2010

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RITS Product ID: 37198
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer
  

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