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Title: Wood Composite Laminates

Source: In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites, Second Edition. Edited by Luigi Nicolais and Assunta Borzacchiello. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 8 p.

Author(s)Cai, Zhiyong

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-2B

Abstract: Laminated wood composites are products made by bonding two or more layers of wood materials in the presence of pressure with or without heat. The basic elements that can be used to manufacture laminated wood composites are veneer, strand of wood or strip of veneer, and engineered lumber. The common adhesives used for laminated wood composites are phenol–formaldehyde (PF), melamine–formaldehyde (MF), and isocyanate as diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) resins. A detailed description of these adhesives and their uses are presented in the article Wood-Based Composite Board. The selection of the resin system is dependent on the process, cost, product standards, and applications

Keywords: Plywood; glulam timber; structural composite lumber (SCL); timber products; laminated; veneer lumber (LVL); parallel strand lumber (PSL); laminated strand lumber (LSL); oriented strand lumber (OSL)

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 2,126 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/20/2015
RITS Product ID: 71849
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer

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