|Publication Year: 2020|
Highlight ID: 1676
|Measurement of Moisture-
dependent Ion Diffusion Constants in Wood Cell Walls|
Diffusion constants of inorganic ions diffusing through individual wood cell wall layers were measured for the first time at moisture conditions below water saturation. ...
Highlight ID: 1666
|Rapid Production of High
Strength and Translucent Cellulose Nanofibril Sheets|
Conventional polymer processing equipment and food grade processing aids were used to continuously extrude high strength sheets of cellulose nanofibrils. ...
Highlight ID: 1677
|Seeing is Believing: Finding
the Right Enzyme for the Job|
Scientists light up enzymes to show each one's role in taking wood apart. ...
Highlight ID: 1674
|Simple, and Effective Biobased
Water Purification Adsorbents for Arsenic and Industrial Dye Capture|
A versatile contaminant absorbent was produced using strong affinity between nanomaterials extracted from wood and waste crab shells. The result is a promising new material for water purification, off ...
|Publication Year: 2019|
Highlight ID: 1325
|Mechanism for Diffusion through Wood Cell Walls|
Diffusion through unmodified wood cell walls is via a solid polymer diffusion mechanism, which refutes the previously accepted mechanism that diffusion occurs through aqueous pathways inside of the ce ...
|Publication Year: 2018|
Highlight ID: 1307
|Outdoor Strain Cycling Robot Reveals Key Durability Factors for Building Sealants|
Outdoor durability testing of building sealants by autonomous robot demonstrates advantages of summer over winter installation and the dominant role cyclic strain plays in property degradation. ...
Highlight ID: 1304
|Termite Resistance of WoodPlastic Composites|
Wood-plastic composite (WPC) specimens were exposed to termites both in the laboratory and the field in Bogor, Indonesia. On a scale of 0 (complete failure) to 10 (sound), after 30 months field exposu ...
Highlight ID: 1311
|X-Ray Methods to Observe and Quantify Adhesive Penetration into Wood|
To accelerate development of new and improved wood adhesives for engineered wood products, researchers are working to understand the optimal adhesive penetration into wood for specific products and ap ...
|Publication Year: 2017|
Highlight ID: 1297
|Lignin coated cellulose nanocrystals Increase Shipment Temperature Strength and Allow Blown Film Production|
Wood based nanomaterials enable higher use temperatures, greater strength, and faster productions cycles of renewable plastic. ...
Highlight ID: 1282
|Scientists study how water changes wood|
Water causes a host of wood damage mechanisms such as mold, decay, fastener corrosion, and splitting. This research elucidates how water changes wood and leads to these wood damage mechanisms. ...
Highlight ID: 1269
|Soy adhesives resolve two problems at once|
Lower formaldehyde emission bonded wood products can be made using plant-based adhesives through an industry-government partnership. ...
Highlight ID: 1299
|Understanding how the organization and interactions of the atoms that compose wood control its mechanical properties|
To expand the uses and efficient utilization of wood, Forest Service researchers strive to learn how manipulate its molecular-scale structure to control its mechanical properties ...
|Publication Year: 2016|
Highlight ID: 664
|Improving Moisture Durability of Forest Products Using Small-angle Neutron Scattering|
Moisture is the underlying cause of numerous durability issues in forest products, including decay, lack of dimensional stability, and fastener corrosion. An improved understanding of where and how wa ...
Highlight ID: 661
|New Test of Raw Material Quality Improves the Strength of Wood Laminates|
Plywood and laminated veneer lumber are built from wood veneers. Because the test for surface quality of the veneer was not very useful, Forest Service scientists developed a quick, easy method that t ...
Highlight ID: 660
|Site-Selective Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanocrystals|
Forest Service researchers The hydrophilic surfaces of cellulose nanocrystals are synthetically converted to highly reactive functional groups. ...
Highlight ID: 666
|Using Soybeans to Replace Synthetic Adhesives for Wood Bonding|
Soybeans were used to glue the first plywood but were replaced by fossil-fuel-based adhesives after World War II. Scientists at the Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory have helped soy adhesive ...
|Publication Year: 2015|
Highlight ID: 601
|Advancing Understanding of Wood Damage Mechanisms|
Forest Service researchers examined the diffusion of ions in wood using synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence microscopy. The researchers found that there was a threshold moisture content below which ...
Highlight ID: 614
|Discovery of Cellulose Nanocrystals as Pot-life Stabilizers for Epoxy Coatings|
Waterborne epoxy coatings are high-value, sought-after environmentally friendly products in the coating industry mostly due to their ease of use, performance and low maintenance. Waterborne epoxy coat ...
Highlight ID: 612
|High-performance Cellulose Nanocrystal Polyolefin Composites are an Attractive Filler for Polymer Composites|
Nanocellulose-polypropylene and nanocellulose-polyethylene composites exhibited the greatest improvement ever reported for such composites made with unmodified cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). Therefore, ...
Highlight ID: 618
|How Does Wood Decay Start?|
How do fungi rot wood? Using new tools, fluorescent dye attached to tiny beads, and laser confocal microscopy, Forest Service scientists were able to follow oxidation on a microscopic level. The infor ...
|Publication Year: 2014|
Highlight ID: 588
|New Insight into Wood Damage Mechanisms|
Wood fails because bad things start to happen when wood gets wet. Dimensional stability, mold growth, fungal attack, fastener corrosion, all are caused by fluctuations in moisture or an abundance of m ...
|Publication Year: 2013|
Highlight ID: 449
|Ceramic-Like Thermal Expansion Obtained from Cellulose Nanocrystal Films|
One of the unique properties of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) are their low dimensional change with changes in temperature. Understanding the role and mechanism associated with thermal expansion within ...
Highlight ID: 447
|New Process Fabricates Efficient Reclyclable Solar Cells Using Natural Substrates|
Solar cells fabricated on optically transparent cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) films reach a power conversion efficiency of 2.7 percent, an unprecedented figure for cells on substrates derived from renew ...
Highlight ID: 450
|Removing Organic Compounds from Water with Reusable Nanofiber Films|
Researchers produced films for water decontamination using cellulose nanofibers as a matrix material for the suspension of photocatalytic nano particles. ...
Highlight ID: 435
|Success of Wood Veneers Influenced by Harvesting Season and Temperature: Plywood Performance and Failure: A New Understanding|
Cooperation with Finnish researchers results in new understanding of relationships between veneer processing, veneer properties, and product failure. ...
|Publication Year: 2012|
Highlight ID: 1
|Do Not Blame Adhesives When Veneers Are Guilty|
Perfectly good adhesives may be wrongly discarded after failing a performance test when in actuality the veneer caused the failure. ...
|Publication Year: 2011|
Highlight ID: 301
Cellulose nanocrystals are ultra-small rod-like reinforcement material that can be extracted from trees, plants and some sea animals. This new technology has potential benefit to a variety of cellulos ...
Highlight ID: 290
|Developing tools to assess mechanical properties of wood cell walls|
Nanoindentation is a tool capable of probing mechanical properties at the sub-micrometer level, such as in wood cell walls, individual components in a wood-based composite, coatings, adhesive bondline ...
Highlight ID: 280
|Elucidating Covalent Bond Formation and Cleavage in Wood|
A new technique has been developed to monitor structural changes in the polymers present in wood cell walls. This allows researchers, for example, to look at how brown rot fungi attack lignin structur ...
Highlight ID: 305
|Lumen filling and sol-gel reinforcement of the wood cell wall|
FPL researchers used a two-prong strategy to enhance weathering properties of wood. This dual treatment showed promise in protecting wood against the combined effects of sunlight and moisture. ...
Highlight ID: 309
|Soy-based Adhesives for Wood Products|
Soy-based adhesives developed at FPL have been commercialized and allow wood manufacturers to replace adhesives based on fossil fuel with biomass-based adhesives. ...
|Publication Year: 2010|
Highlight ID: 191
|Cellulose Nanocrystals: Novel Templates for the Synthesis of Nanostructures|
Harvesting the properties of widely available natural biopolymers for the design of novel systems in nanobiotechnology has been largely ignored in favor of other biological molecules, such as proteins ...
Highlight ID: 170
|Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material|
The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood ...
Highlight ID: 163
|Effects of Press Sizes on Internal Steam Pressure during Particleboard Hot-Pressing Process|
Internal steam pressure produced during the hot-pressing cycle in particleboard production is critical to the newly developed bond strength that will determine the overall performance of particleboard ...
Highlight ID: 173
|Elucidating Covalent Bond Formation and Cleavage in Wood|
Working with a group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry, FPL researchers have discovered mechanistic details behind some long-standing theories of wood adhesion and bro ...
Highlight ID: 175
|Scale-up of cellulose nano material production|
There is considerable research internationally on cellulose nano-materials as reinforcement fibers for high strength composites. A persistent problem has been unavailability of cellulose nano-crystals ...
Highlight ID: 190
|Sol-gel technology to enhance performance properties of wood or wood fiber|
With support from industry partners, FPL researchers are developing new sol-gel technologies to enhance performance properties of wood or wood fiber. Sol-gel technologies are wet-chemical techniques t ...
Highlight ID: 172
|Soy-Based Adhesives Provide Wood Composites That Meet California Emission Standards|
Ashland- Hercules, working cooperatively with the Forest Products Laboratory, have developed these soy adhesives and have commercialized them for interior plywood, engineered wood flooring and particl ...
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|Below are the 50 most recent products author or co-authored by researchers of this unit that have been posted, sorted by publication year and title. To access the complete repository of FPL products, click here.|
|Publication Year||Title||Date Posted|
|2022||Biochemical and Histological Insights into the Interaction Between the Canker Pathogen Neofusicoccum parvum and Prunus dulcis||03/02/22|
|2022||Impact of Aspen and Black Alder Substitution in Birch Plywood||03/09/22|
|2022||Improving gas barrier properties of sugarcaneâbased LLDPE with cellulose nanocrystals||01/24/22|
|2022||Small Angle Neutron Scattering Reveals Wood Nanostructural Features in Decay Resistant Chemically Modified Wood||01/25/22|
|2021||Advancements in traditional and nanosized flame retardants for polymersâA review||03/18/21|
|2021||All-Natural Smart Mycelium Surface with Tunable Wettability||07/12/21|
|2021||Best Practices for Quasistatic Berkovich Nanoindentation of Wood Cell Walls||01/18/22|
|2021||Characterization of the supramolecular structures of cellulose nanocrystals of different origins||03/22/21|
|2021||Colloidal lignin nanoparticles from acid hydrotropic fractionation for producing tough, biodegradable, and UV blocking PVA nanocomposite||10/27/21|
|2021||Comparative Adhesive Bonding of Wood Chemically Modified with either Acetic Anhydride or Butylene Oxide||05/17/21|
|2021||Contact area correction for surface tilt in pyramidal nanoindentation||08/16/21|
|2021||Controlled Dispersion and Setting of Cellulose Nanofibril - Carboxymethyl Cellulose Pastes||01/24/22|
|2021||Crystal misorientation correlates with hardness in tooth enamels||03/17/21|
|2021||Effect of surface detection error due to elasticâplastic deformation on nanoindentation measurements of elastic modulus and hardness||08/26/21|
|2021||Effects of polyol-based deep eutectic solvents on the efficiency of rice straw enzymatic hydrolysis||09/02/21|
|2021||Enabling zero added-coalescent waterborne acrylic coatings with cellulose nanocrystals||05/17/21|
|2021||Enhancing cellulose accessibility to cellulase by ionic liquid pretreatment: interplay between cellulose accessibility and glucan digestibility||03/09/22|
|2021||Hollow glass spheres in sheet molding compound composites: Limitations and potential||05/17/21|
|2021||Influence of Lactic Acid Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanofibrils on the Properties of Cellulose Nanofibril Films and Cellulose NanofibrilâPoly(lactic acid) Composites||03/09/22|
|2021||Mechanical enhancement of cellulose nanofibril (CNF) films through the addition of water-soluble polymers||09/02/21|
|2021||Optimized mechanical and impact performance of high strength tempo oxidized cellulose nanofibril (TOCNF)âepoxy laminates||04/06/22|
|2021||Oxidation states of iron and manganese in lignocellulose altered by the brown rot fungus Gloeophyllum trabeum measured in-situ using X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES)||03/19/21|
|2021||Potential of extrusion-blown poly(lactic acid)/cellulose nanocrystals nanocomposite films for improving the shelf-life of a dry food product||07/12/21|
|2021||Probing the nanostructural mechanisms behind decay resistance of chemically modified wood using small angle neutron scattering||09/23/21|
|2021||Recent Developments in Cellulose Nanomaterial Composites||03/15/21|
|2021||Rheological Aspects of Cellulose Nanomaterials: Governing Factors and Emerging Applications||05/17/21|
|2021||Scalable coating methods for enhancing glass fiberâepoxy interactions with cellulose nanocrystals||06/17/21|
|2021||Semi-automatic image analysis of particle morphology of cellulose nanocrystals||05/17/21|
|2021||Silane compatibilzation to improve the dispersion, thermal and mechancial properties of cellulose nanocrystals in poly (ethylene oxide)||12/15/21|
|2021||The characteristics of insoluble softwood substrates affect fungal morphology, secretome composition, and hydrolytic efficiency of enzymes produced by Trichoderma reesei||06/26/21|
|2021||Trends in sustainable biobased packaging materials: a mini review||02/14/22|
|2021||USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory: Acetylation of Wood 1945â1966||03/18/21|
|2021||Using Thermal Neutron Imaging in Forest Products Research||04/13/21|
|2021||Viscoelastic properties of thermo-hydro-mechanically treated beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) determined using dynamic mechanical analysis||04/13/21|
|2021||Wood adhesives: bond formation and performance||03/24/21|
|2021||Wood-based composite materials: panel products, glued laminated timber, structural composite lumber, and woodânonwood composites||03/25/21|
|2020||Acrylic Functionalization of Cellulose Nanocrystals with 2-Isocyanatoethyl Methacrylate and Formation of Composites with Poly(methyl methacrylate)||05/17/21|
|2020||Biohybrid hydrogel and aerogel from self-assembled nanocellulose and nanochitin as a high-efficiency adsorbent for water purification||10/02/20|
|2020||Characterization of wood chemical changes caused by pyrolysis during flaming combustion using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy||09/22/20|
|2020||Comparison of Canola and Soy Flour with Added Isocyanate as Wood Adhesives||07/15/21|
|2020||Continuous processing of cellulose nanofibril sheets through conventional single-screw extrusion||09/04/20|
|2020||Crystallization kinetics and morphology of small concentrations of cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) melt-compounded into poly(lactic acid) (PLA) with plasticizer||04/09/20|
|2020||Direct fluorescence imaging of lignocellulosic and suberized cell walls in roots and stems||01/25/21|
|2020||Functionality of Surface Mycelium Interfaces in Wood Bonding||03/22/21|
|2020||Growth, total lipid, and omega-3 fatty acid production by Nannochloropsis spp. cultivated with raw plant substrate||01/08/21|
|2020||Limiting polysaccharide motion protects wood from decay||06/30/20|
|2020||Long-term field exposure of wood-plastic composites processed on a commercial-size extruder||07/10/20|
|2020||Long-term formaldehyde emission potential from UF- and NAF-bonded particleboards||09/18/20|
|2020||Measurement of moisture-dependent ion diffusion constants in wood cell wall layers using time-lapse micro X-ray fluorescence microscopy||08/21/20|
|2020||Multifaceted approach for determining the absolute values for lignin subunits in lignocellulosic materials||09/10/20|
|2020||Nanostructural analysis of enzymatic and non-enzymatic brown rot fungal deconstruction of the lignocellulose cell wall||08/14/20|
|2020||Novel method of compounding cellulose nanocrystal suspensions into poly(lactic acid) and poly(vinyl acetate) blends||04/10/20|
|2020||Spin coating method improved the performance characteristics of films obtained from poly(lactic acid) and cellulose nanocrystals||04/01/21|
|2020||Standard test method ASTM D 7998-19 for the cohesive strength development of wood adhesives||05/29/20|
|2020||Tannin plywood bioadhesives with non-volatile aldehydes generation by specific oxidation of mono- and disaccharides||09/02/21|
|2020||The effect of acetylation on iron uptake and diffusion in water saturated wood cell walls and implications for decay||11/23/20|
|2020||Transparent tempo oxidized cellulose nanofibril (TOCNF) composites with increased toughness and thickness by lamination||06/09/20|
|2019||Adhesive-wood interactions in relation to failure in bonded wood products from the centimeter to nanometer scale||03/30/20|
|2019||Biohybrid hydrogel and aerogel from self-assembled nanocellulose and nanochitin as a high-efficiency adsorbent for water purification||04/03/20|
|2019||Copper distribution and oxidation states near corroded fasteners in treated wood||04/12/19|
|2019||Effects of bentonite on physical, mechanical and barrier properties of cellulose nanofibril hybrid films for packaging applications||04/03/20|
|2019||Effects of Moisture on Diffusion in Unmodified Wood Cell Walls: A Phenomenological Polymer Science Approach||03/16/20|
|2019||Fiberglass composite reinforcement with nanocellulose fiber sizing||10/01/19|
|2019||Freeze dried cellulose nanocrystal reinforced unsaturated polyester composites: challenges and potential||10/01/19|
|2019||Fully bio-based hybrid composites made of wood, fungal mycelium and cellulose nanofibrils||09/04/19|
|2019||Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals: A Potential Fire Retardant for Polymer Composites||12/20/19|
|2019||Installing sealants for long service life||09/06/19|
|2019||Lightweight alternatives to glass fiber/epoxy sheet molding compound composites: a feasibility study||09/30/19|
|2019||Lignin containing cellulose nanofibril production from willow bark at 80âÂ°C using a highly recyclable acid hydrotrope||08/27/19|
|2019||Making Building Sealants Last||05/13/19|
|2019||Mechanism for diffusion through secondary cell walls in lignocellulosic biomass||09/26/19|
|2019||Melt spinning of cellulose nanofibril/polylactic acid (CNF/PLA) composite fibers for high stiffness||08/27/19|
|2019||On the experimental assessment of the molecular-scale interactions between wood and water||09/26/19|
|2019||Processing of hollow glass sphere/polyester/glass fiber sheet molding composites||10/01/19|
|2019||Quantifying cellulose accessibility during enzyme-mediated deconstruction using 2 fluorescence-tagged carbohydrate-binding modules||03/11/20|
|2019||Reactions of soy flour and soy protein by non-volatile aldehydes generation by specific oxidation||10/01/19|
|2019||Rheological properties of cellulose nanocrystals engineered polylactic acid nanocomposites||12/20/19|
|2019||Specific oxidants improve the wood bonding strength of soy and other plant flours||05/03/19|
|2019||The effect of cellulose nanocrystal coatings on the glass fiberâepoxy interphase||09/06/19|
|2019||The life and work of Bruce Johnson at the Forest Products Laboratory and in the American Wood Protection Association||09/22/20|
|2019||Using x-ray scattering to elucidate the mechanisms behind the moisture and fungal decay resistance of epoxybutene modified wood||08/30/19|
|2019||Wet compounding of cellulose nanocrystals into polylactic acid for packaging applications||09/27/19|
|2019||Wet-stacking lamination of multilayer mechanically fibrillated cellulose nanofibril (CNF) sheets with increased mechanical performance for use in high-strength and lightweight structural and packaging applications||09/26/19|
|2019||Wood moisture-induced swelling at the cellular scaleâAb Intra||08/21/20|
|2018||A continuum-based structural modeling approach for cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs)||03/29/18|
|2018||Acetylation increases relative humidity threshold for ion transport in wood cell walls âÂ a means to understanding decay resistance||11/13/18|
|2018||Analysis of adhesive penetration into wood using nano-x-ray computed tomography||08/09/18|
|2018||Apparatus for gravimetric measurement of moisture sorption isotherms for 1-100 g samples in parallel||09/10/18|
|2018||Cellulose nanocrystals effect on the stabilization of polyacrylonitrile composite films||08/09/18|
|2018||Characterizing lignin in a fungus-cultivating termite||09/18/18|
|2018||Colemanite: a fire retardant candidate for wood plastic composites||04/17/18|
|2018||Corrigendum: dry-spinning of cellulose nanocrystal/polylactic acid composite fibers||11/13/18|
|2018||Current characterization methods for cellulose nanomaterials||08/09/18|
|2018||Effect of freeze-drying on the morphology of dried cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and tensile properties of poly(lactic) acid-CNC composites||08/27/18|
|2018||Effects of aspect ratio and crystal orientation of cellulose nanocrystals on properties of poly(vinyl alcohol) composite fibers||09/27/18|
|2018||Effects of prestrain, outdoor aging, and simultaneous strain cycling on the durability of building sealants||08/09/18|
|2018||Effects of Teak, Tectona grandis Linn, heartwood extractives against Heterotermes indicola (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)||07/25/18|
|2018||Fungal lignin peroxidase does not produce the veratryl alcohol cation radical as a diffusible ligninolytic oxidant||07/26/18|
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|Ongoing Collaboration Leads to Success for Adhesives Research|
Adhesives are only a small part of wood composites by weight but are a substantial part of the cost. Increasing petroleum prices have stimulated commercial interest in using soybean flour for bonding wood products instead of the traditionally used petroleum-based phenol-formaldehyde. Based on this interest, a partnership was formed between the Forest Products Laboratory and Heartland Resource Technologies in 2004, and a technology was jointly developed that uses up to 75% soybean flour in the adhesive.
Xethanol Corporation, an ethanol producer with facilities in Iowa, acquired licensing rights to a patented process developed by FPL and the University of Wisconsin and signed a cooperative research and development agreement to solidify the partnership. The patented process aids in the conversion of xylose, a sugar found in waste biomass and corn fiber, to ethanol and xylitol, a sweetener used in food processing.
The research was initially aimed at replacing part of the existing adhesive for oriented strandboard. However, the success of the laboratory work, including the issuance of several patents, has led to the pursuit of additional applications, including plywood and molded wood products. Research moved from mainly laboratory work to a mixture of laboratory studies and plant trials.
The success of this work is further illustrated by the creation of a new research and development venture in 2007 called H2H Innovations, which is the result of Heartland Resource Technologies joining forces with Hercules Incorporated. H2H Innovations plans to leverage existing soy-based adhesive technologies from both companies to accelerate the development of new adhesive products for the wood products industry.
Below are the 10 most recent Lab Notes blog postings pertaining to this research unit.
|The Journal Nature Features FPL Researcher|
Junyong (J.Y.) Zhu, PhD Fiber and Chemical Science Research Research General Engineer Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) researcher Junyong (J.Y.) Zhu was featured in the journal Nature for his contribution to the recent article, âDeveloping fibr...
|Better Adhesives Mean Stronger, Cheaper Wood Products|
(This article was originally posted on Inside the Forest Service.) As great as engineered woodâsuch as plywood or particle boardâis for a range of building and manufacturing uses, it has its limitations, especially in outdoor applications. O...
|A Golden Achievement|
Linda Lorenz, a chemist at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), is celebrating an incredible 50 years of service to the Federal government this year. Amazingly, every one of those years was spent right here at the Lab...
|Cellulose Nanocrystals as Filler for Polymers|
In a new publication, Supervisory Research Materials Engineer Gregory T. Schueneman reports on his research with cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs). CNCs are a class of renewable bionanomaterials with excellent mechanical properties that have attracted in...
|Set Free the Cellulose!|
As the most abundant biopolymers on earth, cellulose and lignin form the building blocks for trees and other plants. For centuries the durable, renewable benefits of wood have helped provide shelter and energy for people across the globe.Â Using tree...
|Soy Proteins as Wood Adhesives|
Protein-based adhesives have a long and ingenious history. Animal protein, casein from milk, soy flour, and even blood have historically been used as bonding agents for wood product applications. These proteins have allowed for the development of bon...
|Biological Properties of Wood|
Rebecca Ibach, research chemist at FPL,Â has written a chapter for the new edition of the Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites (2nd ed., 2013) titled Biological Properties of Wood...
|Wood Water Filter Design Wins Regional Competition|
A team of engineering students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) took first place in a recent American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) competition with a bit of guidance from FPL Research Chemist Mandla Tshabalala...
|Jakes Honored with Early Career Scientist Award|
FPL researcher Joseph Jakes has been selected to receive the 2011 Forest Service Research and Development Deputy Chiefâs Early Career Scientist Award...
|New Wood Product Launched with Help from FPL|
With its more than 100 years of research on record, people often look to the FPL for answers when new questions about wood products arise. So FPL researchers were up to the challenge when Eastman Chemical Company approached them during the developmen...