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Wood Industry - Past, Present and Future Outlook

Guanben Du

Southwest Forestry University

A pioneering researcher in co-condensed resin wood adhesives using quantum chemistry theories and computer simulation technologies appointed the Fellow and Board Member in IAWS and vice president of Southwest Forestry University.


Xiaojian Zhou

Southwest Forestry University

Professor at Southwest Forestry University in China, experienced in the processing and evaluation of wood adhesives and composites. Prof. Zhou published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings, 4 domestic and international books including chapters, and served as reviewer or editor, or editorial board member for many international journals.


Wood-Based Panels Synthesis Resin Bio-Based Resin Non-structured Wood Materials Panel Furniture Timber Glulam Laminated Veneer Lumber Wood Processing Manufacturing Modification Advanced Wooden Composites

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Wood, as a most important renewable and sustainable material source, has been widely used in many fields and our daily life for thousands of years. It constructs a bridge between tradition and modernity. During the manufacturing process, new materials, new connections, and new adhesives, as well as better logistics, will influence the wooden products' quality, manufacturing, and transfer efficiency. In conclusion, they will influence the whole wood industry. The cascade utilization of wood in different wooden unit size scales, including macro, micro, even nanoscale. It can also be combined with various polymer systems to obtain composites with incredible performances.

The aim of this book is to present the conventional, present and future advanced functional wooden composites, from traditional wood timber, to currently popular wood-based panels, wood-bioenergy, wood-carbon stock, wood-biodiversity of nature value, including light-weight wooden materials, use of alternative fast-growing species/recycled wood, a new adapted process to hardwoods and softwood, and many others. In addition, the most recent research achievements of super wood products with different functionality using advanced and novel techniques in high added value fields will also be covered.

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Guanben Du

Southwest Forestry University

Prof. Du is currently a full professor at Southwest Forestry University, China. He obtained his PhD from Nanjing Forestry University on Wood Science and Technology, in China, in 1998. He was elected a fellow of International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS), 2010, and board member of IAWS in 2018. Prof. Du's reserch is focused on wood adhesives, wood composites and wood surface treatment. His final goal is to upgrade the industry of wood panel and wood adhesives. Dr Du's research has been supported by the EU, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and others. He published more than 300 articles/books and 31 patents As director, he has been successfully built multi research platforms, such as International Joint Research Center for Biomaterial. Due to his great achievements, he has received many awards from his country and local government.

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