TITLE

Ash trees infested by emerald ash borers as raw material for wood-based composites

AUTHOR(S)
Jae-Woo Kim; Matuana, Laurent M.; McCullough, Deborah G.
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Forest Products Journal;Nov2005, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Value-added utilization of ash trees infested by emerald ash borers (EABs) was explored by converting ash chips into particleboard (PB) panels and wood-plastic composites (WPCs). Experimental results showed that PBs and WPCs could be successfully manufactured from ash trees, including those infested by EABs. Mechanical properties of PB met or exceeded the current standard requirements listed by the American National Standards Institute. The properties of ash-based WPCs compared favorably to WPCs made with pine and maple flours.
ACCESSION #
18894382

 

Related Articles

  • U.S. WOOD PANEL DEMAND TO RISE SLIGHTLY.  // Wood & Wood Products;Apr2005, Vol. 110 Issue 5, p19 

    This article reports that U.S. demand for wood panels, structural and nonstructural, is forecast to rise nearly 2% annually through 2008 to 61.3 billion square feet. According to the Freedonia Group Inc., an industrial research market firm, opportunities for wood panels will be created as a...

  • PROPRIEDADES FÍSICAS E MECÂNICAS DE PAINÉIS DE MADEIRA AGLOMERADA DE Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, COMPOSTOS COM DIFERENTES PERCENTUAIS DE CASCA. Trianoski, Rosilani; Setsuo Iwakiri; Monteiro de Matos, Jorge Luis; Guilherme Prata, José // Ciência Florestal (01039954);dez2013, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p761 

    The particleboard industries have used a large volume of wood mainly from planted forest of Pinus, being necessary to diversify the wood species and optimize the use of raw material. One of the ways to optimize the use of this resource is the utilization of the bark in the particleboard...

  • MDF SHIPMENTS REACH NEW HIGH IN 2006.  // Wood & Wood Products;Mar2007, Vol. 112 Issue 3, p17 

    The article focuses on the shipment performance in the production of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) in North America in 2006. According to the Composite Panel Association, producers of MDF disclose more than 2.6 billion square feet of MDF panels shipped in the country depicting an increased of...

  • Co-Composting of Steam-Pressed Scrim Lumber Process Water. Mangum, Lauren; Borazjani, H.; Diehl, S. V.; Prewitt, M. L.; Seale, R. D.; Sloan, R. C. // Forest Products Journal;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 60 Issue 7/8, p632 

    Steam-pressed scrim lumber (SPSL) involves crushing small diameter trees into mats that are coated with adhesive and pressed into boards. Water from the crushing process contains a high biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), and total suspended solids (TSS). This water...

  • Effects of Extractives on the Physical Characteristics of Scots Pine Sawdust Fuel Pellets. Bergström, Dan; Finell, Michael; Gref, Rolf // Forest Products Journal;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 60 Issue 7/8, p640 

    In order to evaluate the effect of extractives on particle bonding, pellets were produced from extracted and nonextracted Scots pine sawdust in a laboratory piston press pelletizer. In the experiment, the raw material and process parameters were fresh (nonextracted) and acetone-extracted...

  • Collins pine particleboard.  // Wood Digest;Nov2005, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p61 

    The article presents information on the particle boards offered by Colllins Products LLC, in which the color, surface and core qualities are consistent in every panel. Cross-panel sanding provides a smooth panel, making it ideal for all laminating applications.

  • GLOBAL RESEARCH OVERVIEW.  // Forest Products Journal;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 51 Issue 7/8, p10 

    Presents information on several forest products-related research. `The Necessity and Countermeasure of Applying Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Equipment in Woodbased Panel Industry,' published in the 2000 issue of `China Wood Industry'; `Analyses of Producing Cost on MDI Wheat...

  • Surface quality & edge integrity now panel norms.  // Wood & Wood Products;Feb93, Vol. 98 Issue 2, p70 

    Presents the benefits of developed techniques in finishing particleboards and medium density fiberboards (MDF) to wood product manufacturers. Challenges of earlier finishing procedures; Comments on the quality of American particleboards and MDFs; Technological advances in decorating.

  • Evaluation of coupling agents to manufacture hybrid hardboard made from industrial waste fiberglass and wood fiber. Hunt, John F.; Vick, Charles B. // Forest Products Journal;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 54 Issue 7/8, p35 

    Every day, tons of fibrous material are landfilled that could otherwise be used for structural panel products. In this study, we looked at combining fibers from industrial fiberglass insulation trim waste with commercial hardboard fibers and with recycled corrugated container fibers to improve...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics