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Reports Outline Nanotechnology Findings from Istanbul University (Nano-engineered plywood panels: Performance properties)

August 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Researchers detail new data in Nanotechnology. According to news reporting originating in Istanbul, Turkey, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Nanotechnology has a huge potential to develop novel wood composites with enhanced properties. Engineering plywood panels having improved physical and mechanical characteristics by nanotechnology was the main goal of this work."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Istanbul University, "Melamine urea formaldehyde resin used to produce plywood panels was reinforced with various nanomaterials at different loading levels. Density, moisture content after submersion, thickness swelling, water absorption, modulus of rupture, modulus of elasticity, bonding strength, and screw withdrawal strength of the plywood panels were carried out according to national or international standard methods. The results obtained in this study showed that nanomaterial reinforcement significantly affected the physical and mechanical characteristics of the plywood panels."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The findings indicate that it is possible to produce novel wood composites having improved performance properties by using nanotechnology."

For more information on this research see: Nano-engineered plywood panels: Performance properties. Composites Part B-Engineering, 2014;64():155-161. Composites Part B-Engineering can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z. Candan, Istanbul University, Dept. of Forest Prod Engn, Fac Forestry, TR-34473 Istanbul, Turkey.

Keywords for this news article include: Turkey, Eurasia, Istanbul, Engineering, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Journal of Engineering

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