Liquefied Wood as an Adhesive for Particleboard Production

ČUk, N., S. Medved & M. Kunaver
Wood can be liquefied and used as a feedstock for production of different polymer materials, such as polyesters, polyurethanes and adhesives. The aim of our research was to evaluate the utilization of liquefied wood as an adhesive in a single-layer and a three-layer particleboard production. We also determined gel times for the mixtures of liquefied wood and melamine-formaldehyde or melamine-urea-formaldehyde resin. Results showed that gel time increased with liquefied wood loading and decreased with temperature...