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Wood Composites

Authored by: Mark A. Irle , Marius Catalin Barbu , Roman Reh , Lars Bergland , Roger M. Rowell

Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites

Print publication date:  September  2012
Online publication date:  September  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439853801
eBook ISBN: 9781439853818
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The principal aim of this chapter is to provide the reader with a brief overview of the manufacturing technologies used to make wood-based panel (WBP) products. Some excellent reviews on WBP manufacture exist, for example, Maloney (1993), Moslemi (1974), Schniewind et al. (1989), Walker (1993, 2006), and Youngquist (1999). WBP manufacturing technology moves fast in response to ever-changing markets and regulations and so new texts are very necessary. Much of the text of this particular chapter was initially published as a chapter for a state-of-the-art report prepared by a European network of researchers called COST Action E49: Processes and Performance of Wood-Based Panels, see Irle and Barbu (2010).

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