Long-term deformation of MDF panels under alternating humidity conditions

@article{Seco2004LongtermDO,
  title={Long-term deformation of MDF panels under alternating humidity conditions},
  author={J. I. Fern{\'a}ndez-Golf{\'i}n Seco and Maryanne Barra},
  journal={Wood Science and Technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={33-41}
}
Creep tests were carried out on 19 mm thick commercial MDF panels, raw and overlaid with melamin resin-impregnated 80 g/m2 paper. The tests were carried out under cyclic environmental conditions with relative humidity levels of 30%–90%, a steady temperature of 20 °C, 3 different stress levels, 20%, 30% and 40%, and using mid-span loading. The relative creep of the MDF panels was considerably higher than that in particleboards with similar characteristics. Creep behaviour of the raw panels seems… CONTINUE READING