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Materials 2014, 7(9), 6853-6864; doi:10.3390/ma7096853

Evaluation of Binding Effects in Wood Flour Board Containing Ligno-Cellulose Nanofibers

Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka 422-8529, Japan
Toclas Corporation, Hamamatsu 432-8001, Japan
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Received: 30 May 2014 / Revised: 22 August 2014 / Accepted: 19 September 2014 / Published: 22 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Cellulosic Materials 2014)
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Wood-based materials are used extensively in residual construction worldwide. Most of the adhesives used in wood-based materials are derived from fossil resources, and some are not environmentally friendly. This study explores nanofiber technology as an alternative to such adhesives. Previous studies have shown that the three-dimensional binding effects of cellulose nanofiber (CNF), when mixed with wood flour, can significantly improve the physical and mechanical properties of wood flour board. In this study, ligno-cellulose nanofibers (LCNF) were fabricated by wet disk milling of wood flour. Composite boards of wood flour and LCNF were produced to investigate the binding effect(s) of LCNF. The fabrication of LCNF by disk milling was simple and effective, and its incorporation into wood flour board significantly enhanced the physical and mechanical properties of the board. View Full-Text
Keywords: wood-based materials; wood flour; ligno-cellulose nanofiber; pulverize wood-based materials; wood flour; ligno-cellulose nanofiber; pulverize

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Kojima, Y.; Isa, A.; Kobori, H.; Suzuki, S.; Ito, H.; Makise, R.; Okamoto, M. Evaluation of Binding Effects in Wood Flour Board Containing Ligno-Cellulose Nanofibers. Materials 2014, 7, 6853-6864.

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