Effects of impregnation with Imersol-aqua on the modulus of elasticity in bending of laminated wood materials

Ors Y., Keskin H., Atar M., Colakoglu M.

Construction and Building Materials, vol.21, no.8, pp.1647-1655, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts of impregnation with Imersol-aqua on the modulus of elasticity in bending (MOE) of some laminated wood materials. For this aim, oriental beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky), oak (Quercus petrea Liebl.), Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris Lipsky), oriental spruce (Picea orientalis Lipsky) and Uludaǧ fir (Abies bornmülleriana Lipsky) wood materials impregnated with Imersol-aqua according to ASTM D 1413-99 and producers' definition. Laminated wood samples were produced from impregnated wood materials according to TS EN 386 in the five ply form (4 mm each) from oriental beech, oak, Scotch pine, Uludaǧ fir and oriental spruce wood by using Desmodur-VTKA adhesive. The MOE values were measured according to TS EN 408. Consequently, the MOE of impregnated + laminated (I + LW) softwoods, pine, spruce and fir increased, respectively by 8.07%, 2.62% and 2.45% whereas the MOE of laminated + laminated hardwoods, beech and oak decreased, respectively by 5.06% and 4.37% with respect to laminated control samples (LW). Considering the interaction of wood type and process, the MOE was obtained from laminated oriental beech, whereas the lowest was found for impregnated Uludaǧ fir. In consequence, in the massive construction and furniture elements that the MOE after the impregnation and lamination (I + LW) is of great concern, oriental beech and Scotch pine materials could be recommended. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.