Wood-Polymer composites obtained by gamma irradiation

J. Gago, A. López, J. Santiago, M. Acevedo, J. Rodríguez

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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.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 14 Dec 2007
EventAIP Conference Proceedings -
Duration: 14 May 2013 → …


ConferenceAIP Conference Proceedings
Period14/05/13 → …


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