Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Resinous wood of Pinus pinaster Ait.: Physico-mechanical properties
Year:2016

Research Areas
  • Forestry research,
  • Engineering

Information
Abstract
Pinus pinaster Aiton is the pine with the largest natural area of distribution in Spain and the species that sustains the country?s resin industry, with an annual average production of 3.2 to 3.5 kg per tree. After trees have been tapped, their wood has a high resin content and is of little use because of machining difficulties. For the first time, resinous wood of this species was characterized to compare its physico-mechanical properties with those of non-resinous wood. Statistically significant differences were found in all the properties studied except modulus of elasticity. The resin produced by tapping decreased swelling, probably by reducing accessibility to the ?OH groups and decreasing the available spaces during the capillary condensation phase. Similarly, tapping caused an increase in wood density and therefore in hardness, at the same time improving the mechanical properties.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Bioresources
ISBN
1930-2126
Impact factor JCR
1,334
Impact info
Volume
11
Journal number
2
From page
5230
To page
5241
Month
MAYO
Ranking
Materials Science, Paper & Wood: 5/21
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de la Madera y el Corcho
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales