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Wood Composites and Their Polymer Binders

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LERMAB-ENSTIB, University of Lorraine, 88000 Epinal, France
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Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, International Hellenic University, 66100 Drama, Greece
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Tržaška cesta 25, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Polymers 2020, 12(5), 1115; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051115
Received: 4 May 2020 / Revised: 11 May 2020 / Accepted: 12 May 2020 / Published: 13 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Wood Composites II)
This review presents first, rather succinctly, what are the important points to look out for when preparing good wood composites, the main types of wood composites manufactured industrially, and the mainly oil-derived wood composite adhesives and binders that dominate and have been dominating this industry. Also briefly described are the most characteristic biosourced, renewable-derived adhesives that are actively researched as substitutes. For all these adhesives, synthetic and biosourced, the reviews expose the considerable progresses which have occurred relatively recently, with a host of new approaches and ideas having been proposed and tested, some even implemented, but with even many more already appearing on the horizon.
Keywords: wood composites; wood composite binders; synthetic wood adhesives; biosourced wood adhesives; environment-friendly; new approaches wood composites; wood composite binders; synthetic wood adhesives; biosourced wood adhesives; environment-friendly; new approaches
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Pizzi, A.; Papadopoulos, A.N.; Policardi, F. Wood Composites and Their Polymer Binders. Polymers 2020, 12, 1115.

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