Composites from Recycled and Modified Woods—Technology, Properties, Application—2nd Edition

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 1003

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Faculty of Wood Science & Technology, Technical University Zvolen, Zvolen, Slovakia
Interests: physical-mechanical properties; wood science; wood products; wood composites; wood processing; wood modification; wood-based panels; wood based panels technology
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Interests: wood protection; wood modification; wood composites; material characterization; coatings; biodegradation; non-destructive analysis; service life
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Background and History:

The issue of efficient processing and use of less valuable wood species, bio-damaged logs, sawmill residues, cuttings, chips, sawdust, recycled wooden products, and other ligno-cellulosic materials in the production of wood composites is the focus of several scientific research institutes around the world. Wood composites are mostly produced for a particular application and, therefore, the raw materials, additional additives, production processes, as well as finishing and surface treatments are adapted to this. Research into the optimization of material and technological parameters of the production of wood composites with special properties and applications is still ongoing.

Aim and Scope:

Recycled woods, as well as thermally, chemically, or biologically modified woods, have the potential to be a base or complementary raw material for (A) construction wood composites used mostly in construction and transport, such as glued prisms (e.g., glulam), glued boards (e.g., blockboards), glued large-area boards from veneers (e.g., plywood, LVL, etc.), or large-area boards from wood particles and fibers (e.g., particleboards, OSB, MDF, etc.), as well as for (B) decorative wood composites used mostly in furniture and building architecture, such as veneered, laminated, coated or plasma-treated large-area boards.

Cutting-Edge Research:

For this Special Issue, we are interested in research on wood composites in the terms of the raw material conditions also encompasses technological processes, including finishing and surface treatments and their individual properties. The development of wood composites with special properties is also of interest.

What kind of papers are we soliciting:

The papers should be focused mainly on the material composition (i.e., basic components—species, amount, fractions, combinations and distribution of recycled woods, modified woods and other ligno-cellulosic materials; additive components—glues, biocides, fire retardants, etc.), processing, finishing of wood composites for construction, furniture and decorative purposes and on the analysis of their properties.

Dr. Ján Iždinský
Prof. Dr. Ladislav Reinprecht
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Keywords

  • wood composites
  • particleboards
  • plywood
  • recycled wood
  • modified wood
  • processing
  • finishing
  • physical–mechanical properties
  • service life
  • bio-resistance
  • abio-resistance

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Properties of Hybrid Plywood Produced by Utilisation of Peeler Cores
by Daniel Koynov, Petar Antov, Miglena Valyova, Viktor Savov, Iliyan Dochev and Seng Hua Lee
Forests 2024, 15(4), 582; https://doi.org/10.3390/f15040582 - 22 Mar 2024
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The aim of this research work was to investigate the feasibility of upcycling poplar (Populus spp.) peeler cores as a by-product from the production of plywood in manufacturing lightweight hybrid poplar and beech plywood panels, containing different ratios (60%, 80%, and 100%) [...] Read more.
The aim of this research work was to investigate the feasibility of upcycling poplar (Populus spp.) peeler cores as a by-product from the production of plywood in manufacturing lightweight hybrid poplar and beech plywood panels, containing different ratios (60%, 80%, and 100%) of peeler core sections in the core layer. This corresponds to effective percentages of panel surface glued with peeler core slides of 80%, 64%, and 48%, respectively. The physical properties (density, water absorption, and thickness swelling) and mechanical properties (bending strength (MOR) and modulus of elasticity (MOE)) of the laboratory-fabricated hybrid panels were determined in accordance with the applicable European standards (EN 310, EN 317, and EN 323). The highest MOE and MOR values of 3575 N·mm−2 and 28.1 N·mm−2, respectively, were obtained for the hybrid poplar plywood panels with a thickness of 20 mm and 100% peeler core sections. The use of beech veneer in the face layers did not lead to a significant increase in the mechanical properties. In this case, the MOE and MOR values of the hybrid plywood panels with a thickness of 20 mm and 80% peeler core sections were 5954 N·mm−2 and 35.2 N·mm−2, respectively. Full article
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