Wood Polymer Composites

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites".

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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue of the Journal Polymers focused on “Wood Polymer Composites”.

Wood polymer composites have attracted increasing research in recent decades, as the demands for environmentally friendly, low-cost, and good-strength composite materials have increased significantly. Wood polymer composites are currently spreading to all application areas, as they can be used as an alternative to natural wood, lower carbon footprint polymer composites, or as an alternative to the disposal of wood particles coming from different fields.

This Special Issue will consider new advancements in wood polymer composites as, but not limited to: new material proposals, improvements of existing ones, recycling of wood polymer composites, biodegradable and-or natural origin polymers for wood polymer composites, characterization of durability, adhesion improvement between fibers and matrix, wood polymer composites for 3D printing applications, mechanical properties of wood polymer composites and their modeling, and wood polymer composite life cycle assessments.

Authors are encouraged to submit their work on the suggested topics both in the form of experimental and theoretical original research, or review articles.

The editorial board will work to ensure a quick and effective peer review process.

Dr. Bartolomeo Megna
Prof. Dr. Bartłomiej Mazela
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Cavallaro
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  • wood polymer composites
  • sustainability
  • durability
  • biodegradable polymers
  • biopolymers
  • recycling

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Fast-Growing Magnetic Wood Synthesis by an In-Situ Method
by Istie Rahayu, Esti Prihatini, Rohmat Ismail, Wayan Darmawan, Lina Karlinasari and Gilang Dwi Laksono
Polymers 2022, 14(11), 2137; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14112137 - 24 May 2022
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Jabon (Anthocephalus cadamba) is a fast-growing wood with low quality due to its low density and strength. The quality can be increased by modifying the wood through impregnation with various chemical compounds. In this study, jabon was impregnated with a solution [...] Read more.
Jabon (Anthocephalus cadamba) is a fast-growing wood with low quality due to its low density and strength. The quality can be increased by modifying the wood through impregnation with various chemical compounds. In this study, jabon was impregnated with a solution of Fe and immersed in a strong base (NaOH) or a weak base (NH4OH) to form magnetite (Fe3O4) in-situ. This study analysed the use of NaOH and NH4OH in synthesising magnetic jabon wood and evaluated the wood’s characteristics. The impregnation process began with a vacuum of −0.5 bar for 0.5 h and then a pressure of 1 bar for 2 h. The samples subsequently underwent assessment of their dimensional stability, density, and characteristics. The results showed that impregnation with Fe solution followed by NaOH or NH4OH significantly affected the density and dimensional stability of the wood. The polymer weight gain was higher with NaOH, while the anti-swelling efficiency was higher with NH4OH. The density and bulking effect were increased, but the water uptake was decreased. Fourier transform infrared analysis showed the successful synthesis of magnetite. Scanning electron microscopy–energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis revealed that magnetite covered the vessel fibre cell walls, and vibrating sample magnetometry analysis showed significant magnetic properties of the wood. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wood Polymer Composites)
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