6th Annual Wood Adhesion Short Course

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2004 End Date/Time: May 27, 2004
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Why does glue stick? What makes wood unique when it comes to gluing it together? The adhesive bonding of wood is becoming increasingly important as large timber becomes more and more scarce. Industries are adopting new technologies to bond wood pieces into larger elements such as flat panels, finger-jointed lumber, furniture parts, etc. Industry professionals need to learn more about the science of wood adhesion to effectively troubleshoot wood bonding problems and adopt new technologies.

This short course will introduce the basic concepts of adhesion, and then builds on these concepts with specific attention to wood. Upon completion of the course, participants will better understand the unique bonding characteristics of wood. They will be better prepared to analyze existing problems and performance, and evaluate new applications.