Adhesive bonding is regarded as the main connection technique for wood based products. By adhesion and cohesion the binder provides the wood composite mechanical strength. Just by introducing adhesive bonding, modern wood technology was able to use much more of the raw material wood than just simple sawn timber and beams. Thus, adhesive bonding is regarded as key-technology for the production of modern wood based composites and engineered wood products.
The main topics of our research are on wettability, adhesion, interaction of adhesive and wood (chemical/physical, interface aspects, structure and morphology), mechanical performance and physical influencing factors such as time, temperature and humidity; adhesive distribution in wood products, emission, costs and technological aspects (handling, reactivity).
Contact: Dr. Erik Van Herwijnen
Further information: www.map.boku.ac.at/en/holztechnologie/