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International Academy of Wood Science 2018 Annual Meeting

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Effect of thermal treatment in hot oil on hardness of acrocarpus fraxinifolius wood

Commercial forest plantations (CFP) are taking great importance with fast-growing species for the supply of forest products. The species Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, is fast growing and is currently used in CFP. However, Acrocarpus fraxinifolius wood has low resistance to attack by fungi and xylophagous insect. The objective of this work is to apply a thermal treatment in hot oil at 180, 200, and 220°C for a period of 2.5 hours and evaluate the effect of this treatment on the hardness of the wood. 50 x 50 x 50 mm specimens were used to determine the hardness following the ISO 3350 standard. The tests were carried out using a 10 ton Shimadzu universal machine. The results showed that there was a decrease in the longitudinal hardness due to the thermal treatment effect. However, for the lateral hardness there was an increase due to the effect of thermal treatments

Essoh Aimé Césaire Elekou
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Facultad de Ciencias y tecnologia de la madera
Mexico

Martha Lilia Equihua Equihua
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Facultad de Ciencias y tecnologia de la madera
Mexico

Raúl Espinoza Herrera
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Facultad de Ciencias y tecnologia de la madera
Mexico

 


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