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Laminated Veneer Lumber with Non-Wood Components and the Effects of Selected Factors on Its Bendability

Department of Wood Processing and Biomaterials, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 1176, 16521 Prague-Suchdol, Czech Republic
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Forests 2019, 10(6), 470; https://doi.org/10.3390/f10060470
Received: 23 April 2019 / Revised: 26 May 2019 / Accepted: 27 May 2019 / Published: 30 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wood Properties and Processing)
Knowledge of the coefficients of wood bendability (KbendC and KbendB) and of the effects of selected factors on the listed characteristics in bending stress has both scientific and practical significance. It forms a foundation for designing tools for bending and determines the stress that products and their parts can be exposed to during use. This study analyzes the effects of selected factors on the selected characteristics, such as the coefficients of wood bendability (KbendC and KbendB). The selected factors of this study were wood species (WS) (Fagus sylvatica L. and Populus tremula L.), non-wood component (carbon fiber and glass fiber), position of the non-wood component in the laminated material (top and bottom), material thickness (T) (6 mm, 10 mm, and 18 mm), and adhesive (polyvinyl acetate and polyurethane), as well as their combined interaction on the monitored characteristics described above. The results contribute to the advancement of knowledge necessary for the study and development of new materials with specific properties for their intended use. The measured values of laminated structures can be compared with the values measured on the samples from the wood. The results can improve the innovative potential of wood processing companies and increase their performance and competitiveness in the market. View Full-Text
Keywords: coefficient of wood bendability; laminated wood; technological and product innovations; minimal curve radius coefficient of wood bendability; laminated wood; technological and product innovations; minimal curve radius
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Svoboda, T.; Sikora, A.; Záborský, V.; Gaffová, Z. Laminated Veneer Lumber with Non-Wood Components and the Effects of Selected Factors on Its Bendability. Forests 2019, 10, 470.

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