Evaluation of cement-excelsior boards made from yellow-poplar and sweetgum

  • Authors: Lee, Andy W.C.; Hse, Chung Y
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Hse, Chung-Yun; Branham, Susan J.; Chou, Chun, eds. Adhesive technology and bonded tropical wood products. Taiwan, China: Taiwan Forestry Research Institute: 565-571.

Abstract

Previous research conducted in the laboratory pointed out several hardwood species which were either superior, comparable, marginal, or unsuitable for manufacturing cement-excelsior board (CEB). In this study, forty full-sized boards were manufactured in a commercial production facility with the following species: yellow-poplar, sweetgum, southern pine, and sweetgum/southern pine mixture. The properties of hardwood CEB were evaluated and compared with those of standard southern pine CEB. Results indicate that CEB made with yellow-poplar has equal or better properties than southern pine CEB. However, CEB made with all sweetgum or 50 percent sweetgum/50 percent southern pine does not meet the requirement of bending strength.

  • Citation: Lee, Andy W.C.; Hse, Chung Y 1993. Evaluation of cement-excelsior boards made from yellow-poplar and sweetgum. In: Hse, Chung-Yun; Branham, Susan J.; Chou, Chun, eds. Adhesive technology and bonded tropical wood products. Taiwan, China: Taiwan Forestry Research Institute: 565-571.
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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