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The color change of wood after exposure to UV light may produce aesthetical damages. The stability of the color to light exposure is an important issue. This study describes experiments of testing the color stability of heat-treated wood samples. Heat treatment was done at 240°C during 2 hours, under nitrogen. Heat-treated samples of ash, beech, maritime(More)
The development and optimization of a new, environment-friendly adhesive made from abundant and renewable cornstarch and tannin is described in this study. At present, the production of wood composites mainly relies on petrochemical- and formaldehyde-based adhesives such as phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins and urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins. Formaldehyde-free(More)
) logs, measured during boiling water process under industrial conditions. The colour changes in sapwood and heartwood evolution were analysed according to the previous results obtained in laboratory. As it was expected, the sapwood color changes quickly during the first 10 hours and definitely after 30 hours of industrial treatment. Its colour is darker(More)
An original heat treatment performed under vacuum pressure was investigated. Maritime pine samples were treated at six different temperatures: 140, 160, 180, 200, 230 and 260°C. The physical and mechanical consequences, i.e. bending strength (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), hygroscopic behaviour, equilibrium moisture contents and anti-swelling efficiency(More)
Knowledge on wood natural durability is required in order to be able to decide if we can use a certain type of wood outdoors. For instance, when used outside, oak wood is subjected to the leaching of its water-soluble substances. In this case the resistance of European oak wood is considered to be durable according to the European Standard EN 350-2.(More)
This study investigated the physical properties (rheological and thermogravimetric analysis) of cornstarch-tannin adhesives and the mechanical properties (dry tensile strength and 3-point bending strength) of plywood made using cornstarch-tannin adhesives. This adhesive was evaluated for its utility in interior plywood manufacture. The optimum cure(More)
• At present, the production of wood composites mainly relies on the petrochemical-based and formaldehyde-based adhesives such as phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins and urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins, which are non-renewable and therefore ultimately limited in supply. • This paper concerns the decay resistance of wood products bonded with a new,(More)
A simple detection method of enteroviruses and adenoviruses in drinking water has been performed, using adsorption-elution on to cellulose nitrate membranes. Average of enteroviruses recovering is varying from 23 to 80% when 30 liters of water containing 60 PFU are monitored. Only 10% of adenoviruses are recovered in the same conditions. This method allowed(More)
The filtration through cellulose nitrate membranes of a poliovirus type II suspension in distilled water alone or with added mineral salts (NaCl, MgCl2, AlCl3) results in adsorption of the virus. The maximal adsorption is obtained with NaCl. A detergent in the virus suspension or a pretreatment of the membranes with calf serum prevents this adsorption.(More)
A formaldehyde-free adhesive consisting of a corn flour/NaOH adhesive mixture and a mimosa tannin/hexamine intermediate component was developed and evaluated for application to wood panels such as particleboards. The main ingredients of this adhesive include corn flour, NaOH, mimosa tannin and hexamine. This study investigated the physical properties(More)
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