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Title: Decay resistance and dimensional stability of five modified woods

Source: Forest Products Journal. 22-26.

Author(s): Stamm, A.J. ; Baechler, R.H.

Publication Year: 1960  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Five types of modified wood---(1) wood impregnated with a fiber-penetrating phenolic resin, (2) wood with hy- droxyl groups replaced with acetyl groups, (3) thermally modified wood, (4) wood cross-linked with formaldehyde, and (5) wood bulked with polyethylene glycol-showed good dimensional stability and decay resistance. Two causes for this resistance are (1) insufficient water can be taken up to support decay, and (2) susceptible hydroxyl groups are removed or blocked so that decay enzymes can- not dissolve wood components.

Keywords: Modified woods; decay resistance; dimensional stability

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 933 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/15/2019
RITS Product ID: 93551

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