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Kurt, R. (2010). "Suitability of three hybrid poplar clones for laminated veneer lumber manufacturing using melamine urea formaldehyde adhesive," BioRes. 5(3), 1868-1878.


Experimental laminated veneer lumbers (LVLs) from rotary peeled I-214 (Populus x Euramericana) and two Populus deltoides I-77/51andS.307-26 fast growing hybrid poplar clones were manufactured with a melamine urea formaldehyde (MUF) adhesive successfully. Two Populus deltoides clones that are grown in Turkey were used for the first time in LVLs manufacturing. The results showed that clone types affected physical and mechanical properties of LVLs. Populus deltoides clones had better physical and mechanical properties compared to Populus x Euramericana clonedue to their higher density and fiber length values. S.307-26 clone had the highest and I-214 had the lowest properties among three hybrid poplar clones. The physical and mechanical properties of LVLs were higher than those of solid woods. This increase may be due to compaction factor (densification), manufacturing techniques, and the use of adhesives. The degree of contribution of solid wood properties to the LVLs’ properties was explained by using a contribution factor. Two Populus deltoides clones were found to be more suitable for LVLs manufacturing compared to Populus x Euramericana clone.
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