Journal of Wood Science

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 248–252 | Cite as

Effect of wood species, digester conditions, and defibrator disc distance on wettability of fiberboard

  • Nadir Ayrilmis
  • Jan Thore Benthien
  • Martin Ohlmeyer
Original article


Wettability of medium density fiberboard (MDF) surface affects paint or adhesive application and is, thus, of importance in the course of furniture manufacturing. This study investigated the effects of wood species, digester conditions and defibrator disc distance on the wettability properties. It was found that the wettability of the MDF significantly decreased with increasing the defibrator disc distance and increased with the increment in the severity of the digestion conditions. The highest wettability was found for samples made of beech wood having an average contact angle value of 74.5°, followed by poplar wood (76.5°), birch wood (79.7°), the mixture (1:1) of scots pine and beech wood (82.9°), and scots pine wood (86.4°), respectively.


Digester Wettability Fiberboard Defibrator disc distance Wood fiber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadir Ayrilmis
    • 1
  • Jan Thore Benthien
    • 2
  • Martin Ohlmeyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Wood Mechanics and Technology, Forestry FacultyIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Thünen-Institut für Holzforschung, Thünen Institute of Wood ResearchHamburgGermany

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