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Title: Advanced analysis tools and programs to accelerate the adoption of more natural structures

Source: In: Proceedings, COST action FP1407 - 3rd conference, Wood modification research and applications. Kuchl, Austria: Salzburg University of Applied Sciences: 19-20.

Author(s)Hunt, Christopher G.; Jakes, Joseph; Frihart, Charles

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-2B

Abstract: While wood is a highly desirable building material from an ecological and sustainability perspective, we do not understand its fundamental properties nearly as well as we understand competing materials such as steel and concrete. We can avoid toxic preservatives by acetylating wood, but we don’t fundamentally understand why acetylation works. Hydroxymethylated resorcinol (HMR) can dramatically improve the water resistance of wood bonds, but no one has been able to explain the mechanism. This lack of understanding slows progress by forcing wood technology industries to rely on inefficient empirical strategies to develop and validate new products and technologies.

Keywords: Wood properties; structure-property relationships; durability; adhesives

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 2,048 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/06/2017

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RITS Product ID: 88539
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Frihart, Charles R.
Research Chemist
Hunt, Christopher G.
Research Chemist
Jakes, Joseph
Research Materials Engineer

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