In this work we impregnate three Peruvian woods (Calycophy spruceanum Be, Aniba amazonica Meiz and Hura crepitans L) with styrene-polyester resin and methyl methacrylate. The polymerization of the system was promoted by gamma radiation and the experimental optimal condition was obtained with styrene-polyester 1:1 and 15 kGy. The obtained composites show reduced water absorption and better mechanical properties compared to the original wood. The structure of the wood-polymer composites was studied by light microscopy. Water absorption and hardness were also obtained. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.
Gago, J., López, A., Santiago, J., Acevedo, M., & Rodríguez, J. (2007). Wood-Polymer composites obtained by gamma irradiation. 481-482. Paper presented at AIP Conference Proceedings, . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2813861