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European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff

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14.06.2021 | Original Article Open Access

Developing and evaluating strategies to increase the material utilisation rate of hardwoods: a hybrid policy Delphi-SWOT analysis

The indigenous hardwoods in German forests have a substantial ability to store carbon, and forestry reconstruction measures are anticipated to result in an increase in availability of hardwood on the wood market. Despite this, its material usage …

12.06.2021 | Original Article

Nanocellulose preparation via a dissolution and regeneration process and application to wood‐plastic composites as toughness enhancement

In this work, nanocellulose (NC) was prepared by a new route consisting of dissolution of cellulose in phosphoric acid followed by regeneration in water. To facilitate the dissolution, the cellulose was pre-treated with aqueous solution of urea.

07.06.2021 | Original Article

Length effect on bending properties and evaluation of shear modulus of parallel bamboo strand lumber

One hundred sixty-two parallel bamboo strand lumber (PBSL) beams were tested for the bending properties under three-point bending with variable span. Two typical failure types were classified, type I was tension failure of the bamboo fiber located …

06.06.2021 | Original Article

Treatment of wood fibres with laccases: improved hardboard properties through phenolic oligomerization

Laccase-treated wood fibres were tested for small-scale wet-process manufacture of hardboards. Two laccases of distinct redox potentials, one from Pycnoporus cinnabarinus and one from Myceliophthora thermophila, were compared in terms of their …

05.06.2021 | Original Article

Development of ultra-light foam-core fibreboard for furniture application

Ultra-lightweight foam-core fibreboard with 19 mm thickness was produced with a novel one-step process using resinated wood fibres for the faces and expandable polystyrene (EPS) as core layer material. The aim of the current study was to …

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European Journal of Wood and Wood Products reports on original research and new developments in the field of wood and wood products and their biological, chemical, physical as well as mechanical and technological properties, processes and uses. Subjects range from roundwood to wood based products, composite materials and structural applications, with related jointing techniques. Moreover, it deals with wood as a chemical raw material, source of energy as well as with inter-disciplinary aspects of environmental assessment and international markets.

European Journal of Wood and Wood Products aims at promoting international scientific communication and transfer of new technologies from research into practice.

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