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Enhancing Thermal and Mechanical Performance of Engineered Wood Product Adhesives Using Novel Fire Retardant Nanoclays

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2550
Topic
Fire
Country of Publication
Canada
Topic
Fire
Keywords
Adhesive
Fire-retardant
Nanoclays
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Feng Jiang at the University of British Columbia
Summary
This project investigates a new method to modify the adhesives used in engineered wood products using fire-retardant nanoclays to improve their thermal stability and reduce the potential fire hazards.
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Technical Note: Effects of Nanoclay Addition to Phenol-Formaldehyde Resin on the Permeability of Oriented Strand Lumber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1465
Year of Publication
2010
Topic
Connections
Material
OSL (Oriented Strand Lumber)
Author
Zhang, Chao
Smith, Gregory
Publisher
Society of Wood Science and Technology
Year of Publication
2010
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Journal Article
Material
OSL (Oriented Strand Lumber)
Topic
Connections
Keywords
Phenol Formaldehyde
Adhesives
Permeability
Nanoclays
Lodgepole Pine
Mountain Pine Beetle
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Wood and Fiber Science
Summary
This note examined the effects of adding nanoclays to phenol-formaldehyde resin during the manufacture of oriented strand lumber (OSL) on its in-plane permeability. The panels were made from mountain pine beetle (MPB) attacked lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) strands. Three different montmorillonite nanoclays were mixed with the PF resin: Na+, hydrophobic organics modified 10A, and hydrophilic organics modified 30B. None of the nanoclays changed the permeability of OSL significantly. The MPB-OSL had higher in-plane permeability than those conventionally made from aspen, which indicated that the pressing time could be shorter for MPB-OSL compared with OSL made from MPB-free strands.
Online Access
Free
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