Einfluß der Verkernung und des Baumalters auf die Eigenschaften von Spanplatten aus Kiefernholz (Pinus sylvestris). Teil 1
Kernholz und seine Eigenschaften
Influence of heartwood and the age of tree on the properties of particleboards from pine. Part 1
The properties of particleboards depend mainly on the lignocellulosic raw materials and the binders used for their preparation as well as on the interaction between the raw materials and the binders. The main objective of a research work was to use the natural durability of heartwood from different tree species such as pine, Douglas fir, larch and oak for the production of particleboard with high biological resistance. The results of the research work will be published in a series of articles in the journal. In this article the state of knowledge on the properties of heartwood from different species is discussed with main emphasis on pine wood.