Special Issue "Advances in Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Wood and Non-Wood Composites"
A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2019).
Interests: wood products; composites; wood composites; wood-moisture relation; mechanical processes of wood products; value-added composite panels from under-utilized species of Oklahoma; evaluation of surface characteristics of wood composites
Value-added composite panels manufactured from wood and non-wood based lignocellulosic materials have been used for many applications including furniture and cabinet manufacture, flooring, paneling, as well as structural purposes. Using waste and underutilized species as raw material is one of the most attractive properties of such panels. Typical process includes producing of raw materials in the form of fibers, particles or strands and mixing them with different types of adhesives and construct an unpressed mat prior the its compression under heat for certain period of time.
The objective of this Special Issue is to introduce fundamentals and structure of value-added lignocellulosic based composite products from the perspective of environmentally friendly approach. Results of various investigations related to different procedures and techniques for manufacturing of value-added composites including raw material selection, adhesives, and manufacturing parameters in addition to physical and mechanical properties of the panels will be included in the session. Using traditional and non-toxic green adhesives in manufacture of composite products will also be covered. Research projects related but not limited to using organic and plastic waste, green processes and materials in production of lignocellulosic structural and non-structural composite panels within the context of sustainable environment are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Salim Hiziroglu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Lignocellulosic materials
- Underutilized species