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Additives in Wood Products: Today and Future Development
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Wood Science and Engineering.
2016 (English)In: Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest-based Bioproducts, Singapore: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2016, 105-172 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Most wood products include additives. They may be preservatives to protect the wood against biological degradation or against fire, coatings for protection or to give the wood a more favourable aesthetic appearance, non-wood materials to improve the performance of the product and overcome weaknesses in the wood material, or plastics in combinations with wood residues to create new types of wood–plastic combinations. The global wood industry is, for example the largest user of adhesives; about 80 % of all wood and wood-based products involve some form of bonding and 70 % of the total volume of adhesives produced is consumed in the woodworking industry. Wood can thus be regarded as a composite consisting of wood-based materials combined with other materials to form an aggregate material. An example is plywood, in which veneers are joined with adhesive to form a flat panel. Other types of wood composites include various board products, structural composite timber and, furniture and joinery components, all including some form of bonding with adhesive. This situation obviously influences the way in which we should relate to wood products and their environmental impacts. This chapter gives a state-of-the-art presentation of different additives currently being used in wood products. This information is necessary for further studies on the influence that these additives have on the service life and on environmental aspects, and the limitations which they may impose on the reuse, recycling and upgrading of wood products

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Singapore: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2016. 105-172 p.
, Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes, ISSN 2345-7651
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Wood Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20086DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0655-5_4Local ID: 1d35b03f-6fb0-4938-86c2-d338cb25c813ISBN: 978-981-10-0653-1ISBN: 978-981-10-0655-5 (PDF)OAI: diva2:993130
Godkänd; 2016; 20160401 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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