JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 33 to 44)
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JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 33 to 44)

ADHESIVE QUALITIES OF CONSOLIDANTS FOR DETERIORATED WOOD

TOMOYASU SAKUNO, & ARNO P. SCHNIEWIND


ABSTRACT—The adhesive qualities of commonly used consolidants were investigated by measuring static and impact shear strengths of bonds made in deteriorated Douglas-fir wood. Acryloid B72, Butvar B98, and AYAT were used in 15% solutions, each with two different solvents. Glue joints made with consolidant solutions were not as strong as those made with a polyvinyl acetate emulsion adhesive, but adhesive qualities were judged excellent provided a suitable solvent was used. Choice of solvent was found to be the most important factor, with superior performance of polar as compared to nonpolar solvents.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. EXPERIMENTAL
3. RESULTS
4. DISCUSSION
5. CONCLUSIONS
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