NC State
Yang, W., Liu, J., Zhang, W., Zhang, D., Li, J., Zhang, S., and Han, Y. (2021). "Resin-impregnated wooden anti-glare board and its outstanding exterior performance," BioResources 16(1), 1561-1580.


A large amount of plant waste from the sides of highways is trimmed and burned, which causes environmental pollution. In addition, headlight glare that occurs when two cars pass each other is dangerous. Traditional anti-glare boards are mostly made of metal, plastic, and other materials that easily age and are expensive to recycle. To recycle the plant waste and prevent glare-related accidents, in the present study, a painted wooden anti-glare board (WAB) was developed and its performance was investigated. In the WAB, there are 7 layers of eucalyptus veneers interlaced, and the mechanical strength of the board prepared with a gradient hot-pressing process after impregnation with phenolic resin was good (79.8 MPa). The wind load resistance of the WAB reached 864 N, which meets GB/T 24718 (2009) and is close to that of glass fiber-reinforced plastic anti-glare boards (914 N). After 10 cycles of weather resistance tests comprising submersion, freezing, and hot-drying, the average static bending strength of the WAB was 29.6 N/mm2. The limited oxygen index of the WAB was 26.1%. Therefore, the WAB showed good properties. The implemented research strategy broadens the application range of the wood composite material and endows it with high added value.

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