2010 | Action Number: E49

Wood-Based Panels: An Introduction for Specialists

  • Author(s): H. Thoemen, M. Irle and M. Sernek (eds)
  • Publisher(s): Brunel University Press
  • ISBN: 978-1-902316-82-6

Wood-based panels is a general term for a variety of different board products, which have an impressive range of engineering properties. While some panels types are relatively new on the market, others have been developed and successfully introduced more than hundred years ago. However, even those panel types having a long history of continuous optimization are still a long way from being fully developed and they probably never will be. Technological developments on the one hand and new market and regulative requirements, combined with a steadily changing raw material situation, drive continuous improvements of wood-based panels and their manufacturing processes.

The intention of this book is to give a general description of modern panel manufacture, but to also provide some state of the art information on a selected list of fundamental topics. This book may be used as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, as assistance for practitioners, and as reference work for scientists working in the field.

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