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Rapid Process Natural Bamboo into Outdoor Bamboo-Fiber-Reinforced Composite with High Surface Photostability

by 1,2,*, 3, 4,5, 3, 2,*, 3 and 2
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Department of Industrial Design, School of Art and Design, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, No. 2 Street 928, Hangzhou 310018, China
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China National Bamboo Research Center, Department of Efficient Utilization of Bamboo and Wood, Wenyi Road 310, Hangzhou 310012, China
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Department of Wood-Based Panels and Adhesives, Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Xiangshan Road, Haidian, Beijing 100091, China
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College of Furniture and Art Design, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410000, China
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Green Furniture Engineering Technology Research Center, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Changsha 410000, China
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Academic Editor: Joana Ferreira
Forests 2021, 12(4), 446; https://doi.org/10.3390/f12040446
Received: 10 March 2021 / Revised: 25 March 2021 / Accepted: 30 March 2021 / Published: 7 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Wood Science and Forest Products)
Surface photostability strongly influences the usefulness of bamboo and bamboo-based polymer composites in outdoor environments. In this study, accelerated aging tests were conducted to investigate how UV irradiation affects the color, surface appearance, and chemical characteristics of outdoor bamboo-fiber-reinforced composite (OBFRC) prepared from moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens Mazel) by a three-step process involving phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resin impregnation. The surface color of natural bamboo (NB) changes rapidly during irradiation, but that of OBFRC remains relatively stable: densification mitigates the negative effects of UV irradiation. More generally, OBFRC exhibits enhanced surface photostability caused by structural and chemical modifications. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural bamboo; outdoor bamboo-fiber-reinforced composite; surface photostability; lignin photodegradation; PF resin natural bamboo; outdoor bamboo-fiber-reinforced composite; surface photostability; lignin photodegradation; PF resin
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Rao, F.; Ji, Y.; Yang, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Li, N.; Yu, W.; Chen, Y. Rapid Process Natural Bamboo into Outdoor Bamboo-Fiber-Reinforced Composite with High Surface Photostability. Forests 2021, 12, 446. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12040446

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Rao F, Ji Y, Yang Y, Zhang Y, Li N, Yu W, Chen Y. Rapid Process Natural Bamboo into Outdoor Bamboo-Fiber-Reinforced Composite with High Surface Photostability. Forests. 2021; 12(4):446. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12040446

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Rao, Fei, Yaohui Ji, Yang Yang, Yahui Zhang, Neng Li, Wenji Yu, and Yuhe Chen. 2021. "Rapid Process Natural Bamboo into Outdoor Bamboo-Fiber-Reinforced Composite with High Surface Photostability" Forests 12, no. 4: 446. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12040446

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