Bio-Based Adhesives and Evaluation for Wood Composites Application
AbstractThere has been a rapid growth in research and innovation of bio-based adhesives in the engineered wood product industry. This article reviews the recent research published over the last few decades on the synthesis of bio-adhesives derived from such renewable resources as lignin, starch, and plant proteins. The chemical structure of these biopolymers is described and discussed to highlight the active functional groups that are used in the synthesis of bio-adhesives. The potentials and drawbacks of each biomass are then discussed in detail; some methods have been suggested to modify their chemical structures and to improve their properties including water resistance and bonding strength for their ultimate application as wood adhesives. Moreover, this article includes discussion of techniques commonly used for evaluating the petroleum-based wood adhesives in terms of mechanical properties and penetration behavior, which are expected to be more widely applied to bio-based wood adhesives to better evaluate their prospect for wood composites application. View Full-Text
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Ferdosian, F.; Pan, Z.; Gao, G.; Zhao, B. Bio-Based Adhesives and Evaluation for Wood Composites Application. Polymers 2017, 9, 70.
Ferdosian F, Pan Z, Gao G, Zhao B. Bio-Based Adhesives and Evaluation for Wood Composites Application. Polymers. 2017; 9(2):70.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ferdosian, Fatemeh; Pan, Zihe; Gao, Guchuhan; Zhao, Boxin. 2017. "Bio-Based Adhesives and Evaluation for Wood Composites Application." Polymers 9, no. 2: 70.
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