USE OF EUCALYPTUS WOOD FOR ORIENTED STRAND BOARD (OSB) MANUFACTURING

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Setsuo Iwakiri Lourival Marin Mendes Leopoldo Karman Saldanha Juliano Cláudio dos Santos

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This research evaluated the potential use of Eucalyptus species for OSB manufacturing. The boards were manufactured at the density of 0,70 g/cm³ and 6% of the phenol-formaldheyde resin contents. The following Eucalyptus species were studied: E. grandis E. dunnii ,E. tereticornis E. saligna ,E. citriodora, and E. maculata. The results of the physical and mechanical property tests showed high potentiality of the uses of Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus saligna for OSB manufacturing, Boards manufactured  with Eucalyptus grandis wood  presented similar or higher average values for physical and mechanical properties, in comparison to Pinus taeda, which is the main species used for OSB production in  Brazil.

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IWAKIRI, Setsuo et al. USE OF EUCALYPTUS WOOD FOR ORIENTED STRAND BOARD (OSB) MANUFACTURING. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. 046-052, sep. 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/359>. Date accessed: 16 sep. 2019.
Keywords
Eucalyptus, OSB, strand board
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