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Volume 67 (2016), issue 1

The Effects of Poly(vinyl acetate) Filled with Nanoclay and Cellulose Nanofibrils on Adhesion Strength of Poplar and Scots Pine Wood

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Cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) and nanoclay (NC) were selected to determine the effects of different fillers on the characterization of poly(vinyl acetate) (PVA). Characterizations of the PVA composites obtained were studied by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA/DTG), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the lap joint shear strength (LJSS). The morphological studies revealed that some clumpings were observed in SEM images for 1%, 2%, and 4% wt loadings for CNFs and NC fillers. Dispersed particle orientation morphology and the wave sheets appear to be uniformly distributed on the surface of the composites. Seen as the effects of fillers on the thermal stability, the results showed that NC has a greater effect than CNFs, depending on the loading rates of fillers. Lap joint shear strength generally increased after adding CNFs and NC to PVA matrix. Thus, it can be said that PVA has higher bonding performance and can be used in applications requiring higher bonding strength.


Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

DRVNA INDUSTRIJA Scientific Journal of Wood Technology

ISSN 0012-6772 (Print) / ISSN 1847-1153 (Online)

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ružica Beljo-Lučić, Ph.D. E-mail:
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