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Title: The challenge of bonding treated wood

Author: Frihart, Charles R.;

Date: 2004

Source: Proceedings of ICECFOP1-1st International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Forest Products : Fernando Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal, 22-24 September 2004. Porto, Portugal : Edicoes Universidade Fernando Pessoa, 2004: Pages 351-356

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Wood products are quite durable if exposure to moisture is minimized; however, most uses of wood involve considerable exposure to moisture. To preserve the wood, chemicals are used to minimize moisture pickup, to prevent insect attack, and/or to resist microbial growth. The chemicals used as preservatives can interfere with adhesive bonds to wood. Given the many potential modes of failures and of interference with bond formation by treatment chemicals, a way to systematically analyze the problem is needed. With the use of several tests, the source of the problem can be generally identified; this information allows the adhesive supplier to understand how to systematically adjust the adhesive formulation to improve bond strength. This is important because new wood-protection chemicals continue to be developed to overcome the limitations of existing treatment chemicals.

Keywords: Wood bonding, treated wood, adhesives, bond strength

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Frihart, Charles R. 2004. The challenge of bonding treated wood. Proceedings of ICECFOP1-1st International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Forest Products : Fernando Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal, 22-24 September 2004. Porto, Portugal : Edicoes Universidade Fernando Pessoa, 2004: Pages 351-356

 


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