European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 135–136 | Cite as

Effect of heat-treatment of flakes on physical and mechanical properties of flakeboard

  • Jin H. Kwon
  • Nadir AyrilmisEmail author
Brief Original


Effect of heat-treatment of flakes on the physical and mechanical properties of flakeboard was investigated. The flakes were heat-treated at three different temperatures, 150, 170, and 190 °C, for 2 h in a heating chamber. The weight loss of the specimens considerably increased with increasing temperature. The thickness swelling and water absorption of the specimens significantly decreased with increasing treatment temperature, in particular for 190 °C. The modulus of rupture and modulus of elasticity in bending decreased with increasing temperature while the internal bond strength increased.


Hemicellulose Equilibrium Moisture Content Internal Bond Thickness Swell Heating Chamber 
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This study was supported by 2015 Research Grant from Kangwon National University and by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, Ict and Future Planning) Republic of Korea.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forest Biomaterials Engineering, College of Forest and Environmental SciencesKangwon National UniversityChuncheonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Wood Mechanics and Technology, Forestry FacultyIstanbul UniversitySariyer, IstanbulTurkey

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