Wood: Surface Properties and Adhesion
Publication Name: Materials Science and Materials Engineering.
Publication URL: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011emst.book.9745G/abstract
Wood surface properties and adhesion are dominated by its anatomical, chemical, and physical characteristics. Wood can be categorized as a heterogeneous biopolymer foam composite composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, and extractives. The differences among wood species as a function of anatomy, chemistry, or physical properties reinforce its description as having a heterogeneous nature. Because of the complex nature of wood structure and the myriad of species, it is difficult to make sweeping generalizations about the surface properties of wood. It should be emphasized that although there are some surface property behaviors that are similar among different wood species, it is prudent to determine the species of wood being adhesively bonded.