Bonding in Wood Composites

  • J. D. Wellons
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 3)


To form an adhesive bond between wood fibers there must be flow to bring components in proximity, adhesion across an interface and cure of the adhesive. Because wood fibers are porous and adsorptive and are a heterogeneous mix of polymers and oligomers, we seldom can isolate these actions. Thus, I have chosen to consider the entire bonding process, not merely adhesion. In fact, experience suggests that adhesion alone is seldom the reason for bond failure in wood composites.


Contact Angle Wood Fiber Wood Surface Bond Quality Wood Component 
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  • J. D. Wellons
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  1. 1.Forest Products DepartmentOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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