About the Event:
Offered by the Wood-Based Composites I/UCRC since 1999. What you will learn: Why does glue stick? What makes wood unique when it comes to gluing it together?
The adhesive bonding of wood is becoming increasingly important as large timber becomes more and more scarce. Industries are adopting new technologies to bond wood pieces into larger elements such as flat panels, structural beams, finger-jointed lumber, furniture parts, etc. Industry professionals need to learn more about wood material science and the science of wood adhesion to effectively troubleshoot wood bonding problems and adopt new technologies.
During the course, you will learn about the:
• Basic structure of hardwoods and softwoods
• Theories of adhesion
• Material properties of wood
• Impact of wood’s microstructure on adhesion
• Common wood adhesives in use today
• Influence of moisture on adhesion
• Penetration and distribution of adhesives
• Fracture and testing of bonded wood
• Surface properties and bonding of wood
This short course will introduce the basic concepts of adhesion, and then build on these concepts with specific attention to wood. Upon completion of the course, participants will better understand the unique bonding characteristics of wood. They will be better prepared to analyze existing problems and performance, and evaluate new applications.