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Title: Evaluation Of Adhesive Penetration Of Wood Fibre By Nanoindentation And Microscopy

Source: BIOCOMP 2010; 10TH Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composites Symposium; pp. 216-226; 2010

Author(s)Hunt, Christopher E.; Jakes, Joseph E.; Grigsby, Warren

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-3A

Abstract: Adhesives used in wood products sometimes infiltrate, or diffuse into the solid material of, wood cell walls, potentially modifying their properties. These chanbges in cell wall properties are likely to impact the performance of adhesive bonds. While adhesive infiltration has been observed by multiple methods, the effect on cel wall properties is not well understood. We have evaluated the combination of fluorescent miscopy and nanoindentation to establish the extent of adhesive infiltration and wheather the presence of adhesive in the wood fibre causes any mechanical property changes. This paper discusses the preliminary findings of this study.

Keywords: Adhesives; glue; plant cell walls; adhesion; chemical reactions; mechanical properties; nanotechnology; radiata pine; wood chemistry; wood anatomy; nanostructured materials; microstructure; microscopy; phenols; formaldehyde; plywood; composite materials; fiberboard; bond strength; bonding; wood bonding; nanoindentation

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 331 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/26/2010

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RITS Product ID: 37289
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Hunt, Christopher G.
Research Chemist
Jakes, Joseph
Research Materials Engineer

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