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Title: Laboratory-Scale Development of a Structural Exterior Flakeboard from Hardwoods Growing on Southern Pine Sites

Author: Hse, C. -Y.; Koch, P.; McMillin, C.W.; Price, E.W.;

Date: 1975

Source: Forest Products Journal 25(4):42-50

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: A series of experiments was conducted to develop a 1/2-inch-thick, structural, exterior, mixed-species flakeboard functionally competitive with sheathing grades of plywood. The board design settled on is comprised of equal-weight portions throughout of Carya spp., Quercus alba L., Quercus falcata Michx., L., and southern pine (e.g., Pinus taeda L.). These species were cut with a shaping-lathe headrig to yield face flakes 0.015 inch thick and core flakes 0.025 inch thick. All flakes were 3 inches long; those used in the core were reduced in width by milling. Phenol-formaldehyde binder (5.5%) as blended with flakes initially at 4 percent moisture content. Just prior to pressing, the mat was water-sprayed on both aides. Press time was 5 minutes at 335°F. All the panels had random flake orientation in the core; half the panels had random faces; the other half had faces comprised of aligned flakes.

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Hse, C. -Y.; Koch, P.; McMillin, C.W.; Price, E.W. 1975. Laboratory-Scale Development of a Structural Exterior Flakeboard from Hardwoods Growing on Southern Pine Sites. Forest Products Journal 25(4):42-50


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