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Title: Understanding wood bonds–going beyond what meets the eye: a critical review

Source: Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives. 6(4): 369-440

Author(s)Hunt, Christopher G.; Frihart, Charles R.; Dunky, Manfred ; Rohumaa, Anti

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Understanding why wood bonds fail is an excellent route toward understanding how to make them better. Certifying a bonded product usually requires achieving a specifc load, percent wood failure, and an ability to withstand some form of moisture exposure without excessive delamination. While these tests protect the public from catastrophic failures, they are not very helpful in understanding why bonds fail. Understanding failure often requires going beyond what meets the naked eye, conducting additional tests, probing the wood surface, the fracture surface, adhesive properties, and the interaction of wood and adhesive during bond formation and service. This review of wood bond analysis methods reviews fundamentals of wood bonding and highlights recent developments in the analyses and understanding of wood bonds. It concludes with a series of challenges facing the wood bonding community.

Keywords: Wood adhesive; wood bond; microscopy; penetration; failure

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 855 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/06/2019

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RITS Product ID: 93729
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Frihart, Charles R.
Research Chemist
Hunt, Christopher G.
Research Chemist
 

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