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Characterization and Preparation of Wood-Furanic Foams

V. K. Srivastava1, A. Pizzi2,3,*

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi-221005, India
2 LERMAB, University of Lorraine, 55 rue Philippe Seguin, CS 60036, 88026 Epinal, France
3 King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 22254, Saudi Arabia

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Journal of Renewable Materials 2014, 2(3), 201-206.


Fine wood powder/furanic foams were prepared with a strong predominance of the wood component. Low weight and density are important properties of foamed composites. Focusing on preparing light materials, wood foam composites were made using a chemical foaming method and expanded using diethyl ether as the foaming agent. The additives were added to note their effect on the density and mechanical properties, like impact strength and Young’s moduli, of the expanded composites. Various tests and scanning electron microscopy analysis were also performed. The foaming agent resulted in closed cells with varied sizes and more or less regular shapes, and with signifi cant density reductions and acceptable loss of mechanical properties.


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Srivastava, V.K., Pizzi, A. (2014). characterization and preparation of wood-furanic foams. Journal of Renewable Materials, 2(3), 201-206.
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Srivastava VK, Pizzi A. characterization and preparation of wood-furanic foams. J Renew Mater. 2014;2(3):201-206
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V.K. Srivastava and A. Pizzi, " Characterization and Preparation of Wood-Furanic Foams," J. Renew. Mater., vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 201-206. 2014.

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