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dc.contributor.authorHaag, Anthony P.
dc.contributor.authorMaier, Raina M.
dc.contributor.authorCombie, Joan
dc.contributor.authorGeesey, Gill G.
dc.identifier.citationHaag AP, Maier RM, Combie J, Geesey GG, "Bacterially derived biopolymers as wood adhesives," Int J Adhes Adhes, 2004 24:495-502en_US
dc.description.abstractThe wood adhesive market is very large and problems due to volatile organic compounds and toxic chemicals in many adhesives and their production are significant. In addition, most of the adhesives are derived from depleting petrochemical resources. An environmentally friendly wood adhesive based on renewable resources and produced by microbial fermentation has been explored. Using the shear block test method, a microbially produced polysaccharide has been tested and the effects of wood type, humidity, set time, partial acetylation, and surface wetting agents were determined. Shear strength of the microbial polysaccharide adhesive was compared to that of a commercial wood adhesive and other polysaccharides. Shear strengths of up to 20MPa (3000 psi) for bonding maple have been obtained at 53% relative humidity and 22ºC.en_US
dc.titleBacterially derived biopolymers as wood adhesivesen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleInternational Journal of Adhesion and Adhesivesen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US

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