Bonding Strength of Some Adhesives in Heat-Treated Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus L.) Wood Used for Interior and Exterior Decoration

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Uzun O., Percin O., Altinok M., KÜRELİ İ.

BIORESOURCES, cilt.11, sa.3, ss.7686-7696, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15376/biores.11.3.7686-7696
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.7686-7696


Heat-treated wood has an ever-expanding market for exterior and interior applications. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a heat treatment on the bonding strength of hornbeam (Carpinus betulus L.) wood that was bonded with melamine formaldehyde (MF), polyurethane (PUR), and polyvinyl acetate (PVAc-D4) adhesives. Hornbeam lamellas were heat treated at 150 degrees C, 175 degrees C, 200 degrees C, and 225 degrees C for 3 h and then bonded. The bonding strength of the specimens was determined. In addition, the density, weight loss, and pH value of the heat-treated wood were investigated. The results showed that the bonding strengths of the heat-treated wood specimens decreased with the temperature of the heat treatment. The bonding strength of the PUR adhesive was higher than the MF and the PVAc-D4.