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Title: Potential for Biobased Adhesives in Wood Bonding

Author: Frihart, Charles R.;

Date: 2016

Source: Proceedings of the 59th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology

Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)

Description: There has been a resurgence of interest and research on using bio-based materials as wood adhesives; however, they have achieved only limited market acceptance. To better understand this low level of replacement, it is important to understand why adhesives work or fail in moisture durability tests. A holistic model for wood adhesives has been developed that clarifies many issues of wood bond durability. This model addresses performance challenges that bio-based adhesives must overcome to compete with synthetic adhesives. Additionally, bio-based adhesives face challenges on economic and process requirements in order to fit into current wood products manufacturing environments. Despite these challenges, bio-based adhesives continue to show great potential for wider acceptance in wood bonding.

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Keywords: adhesives, protein, lignin, tannin, bonding model

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Frihart, Charles R. 2016. Potential for Biobased Adhesives in Wood Bonding. Proceedings of the 59th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology March 6-10, 2016 - Curitiba, Brazil


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