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Title Handbook of wood chemistry and wood composites / edited by Roger M. Rowell.

Published Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Cres  620.12 HAND    AVAILABLE
Physical description 485 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Wood and Society / Christopher D. Risbrudt -- Ch. 2. Structure and function of wood / Alex C. Wiedenhoeft and Regis B. Miller -- Ch. 3. Cell wall chemistry / Roger M. Rowell, Roger Pettersen, James S. Han, Jeffrey S. Rowell and Mandla A. Tshabalala -- Ch. 4. Moisture properties / Roger M. Rowell -- Ch. 5. Biological properties / Rebecca E. Ibach -- Ch. 6. Thermal properties / Roger M. Rowell and Susan L. LeVan-Green -- Ch. 7. Weathering of wood / R. Sam Williams -- Ch. 8. Surface characterization / Mandla A. Tshabalala -- Ch. 9. Wood adhesion and adhesives / Charles R. Frihart -- Ch. 10. Wood composites / Lars Bergland and Roger M. Rowell -- Ch. 11. Chemistry of wood strength / Jerrold E. Winandy and Roger M. Rowell -- Ch. 12. Fiber webs / Roger M. Rowell, James S. Han and Von L. Byrd -- Ch. 13. Wood thermoplastic composites / Daniel F. Caulfield, Craig Clemons, Rodney E. Jacobson and Roger M. Rowell -- Ch. 14. Chemical modification of wood / Roger M. Rowell.
Ch. 15. Lumen modifications / Rebecca E. Ibach and W. Dale Ellis -- Ch. 16. Plasma treatment of wood / Ferencz S. Denes, L. Emilio Cruz-Barba and Sorin Manolache.
Summary "The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites provides an excellent guide to the latest concepts and technologies in wood chemistry and bio-based composites. The book analyzes the chemical composition, structure, function, and physical properties of wood, cell wall polymers, extractives, and bark. It describes safe and effective means to improve the performance of wood against biological, chemical, and mechanical degradation without using toxic, leachable, or corrosive chemicals. Expert researchers provide reviews and insightful analyses and mechanisms of moisture sorption, thermal and biological degradation, ultraviolet degradation, weathering, and the chemistry of strength. The text also provides an excellent review of the latest research on wood surface analysis, adhesion, and adhesive development and explores modifications that increase mechanical strength, such as lumen fill, monomer polymer interactions, compatibilization, and plasticization."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Rowell, Roger M.
Subject Wood -- Chemistry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Engineered wood -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 0849315883 (alk. paper)