Water repellency of several wood species impregnated with vinyl monomers


Alma M., Maldas D., Hafizoglu H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS, cilt.30, ss.159-165, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 30
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00914039508028594
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-165

Özet

Several hard and soft wood species (e.g., poplar, beech, alder, pine, fir and spruce), originated from Turkey, were prepared to wood plastic composites (WPC) with styrene (St) and a mixture of styrene and methylmethacrylate (St-MMA) monomers by using capillary uptake method. The average water uptake of the monomers-treated wood specimens was approximately between 43 to 64% due to water soaking for 72 h. The average water repellent effectiveness (WRE) of WPC was 54% and 55% for St and St-MMA, respectively. As far as water uptake is concerned, poplar gave the highest WRE values, whereas beech had the lowest one.