COLOR CHANGES, EMC, AND BIOLOGICAL RESISTANCE OF THERMALLY MODIFIED YELLOW POPLAR

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2018-10-01

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Brito, A. F. [UNESP]
Calonego, F. W. [UNESP]
Bond, B. H.
Severo, E. T. D. [UNESP]

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Soc Wood Sci Technol

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Liriodendron tulipifera L., known as yellow poplar, are fast-growing trees, make up about 17% of commercially available hardwood in North America, and are generally used in furniture, doors, and millwork. The wood is used mostly where it would be hidden or painted. The value of yellow poplar is less than that of other hardwoods with more pronounced grain and color. This study evaluated the effect of various levels of thermal treatment on color and resistance to decay fungus and termites of yellow poplar wood. Boards (28.57 mm thickness x 150 mm width x 3.65 m length) were taken from a sawmill and thermally modified at temperatures of 180 degrees C, 200 degrees C, and 220 degrees C. A summary of the findings were that thermal treatment caused: 1) darkening and reddening of yellow poplar wood; 2) a reduction of up to 51.4% in EMC when exposed to 21 degrees C and 65% relative humidity, and 3) a significant increase in wood decay resistance against decay fungus Pycnoporus sanguineus. Treatment at 220 degrees C resulted in a change in American Society of Testing Materialswood decay resistance class from slightly resistant to highly resistant; and no significant changes in resistance against the dry-wood termites Cryptotermes brevis were found.

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Pycnoporus sanguineus, Cryptoermes brevis, Liriodendron tulipifera, thermal modification, colorimetric values

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Wood And Fiber Science. Madison: Soc Wood Sci Technol, v. 50, n. 4, p. 439-446, 2018.