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3D Engineered Panels from Laminated Paper Composites have Broad Potential
Snapshot: Forest Service researchers are studying the use of high-strength laminated paper composite material as a low-cost replacement for aluminum and synthetic fiber-based composite panels for a variety of applications. Through proper three-dimensional engineered placement and design, panels made from wood-based composite materials show high-strength potential, including water and limited fire-resistance. The researchers are studying the core geometry to improve performance through optimized multi-axis orientation and material alignment.
Tactical shelter door made using 3D engineered fiberboard made from laminated paper. John Hunt, USDA Forest Service