Accession Number : ADP000687

Title :   Influence of Chemical Environment on Strength of Wood Fibers,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s) : Rowell,Roger M.

Report Date : 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : When studying the effects of chemical environment on strength properties of wood, the first consideration is to look at the source of strength in wood. The strength component of logs, poles, lumber, etc. is the wood fiber. Softwood fibers are about 3.5 mm long and 0.035 mm in diameter while hardwood fibers are shorter (1-1.5 mm) and smaller (0.015 mm) in diameter. In wood, these fibers are glued together with a phenolic adhesive (lignin).

Descriptors :   *LUMBER, *ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, *SYMPOSIA, *CHEMICAL AGENTS, STRENGTH(GENERAL), LOW STRENGTH, WOOD, LIGNIN, FIBERS, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, POLYMERS, CELLULOSE, DENSITY, PHOTOMICROGRAPHY, WEATHERING, COLORING, DEGRADATION, HEATING, PRESERVATIVES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE