With contributions of:Ana Henriques, Cristina Coelho, João Ferra, Jorge Manuel Martins, Fernao D. Magalhaes, Stephane Molina, Antonio Pizzi, Frank C. Beall, Henrique Reis, Xiaozhou Song, Yafang Lei, Zhang jing Chen, Jose Reinaldo Moreira da Silva, Anna Carolina de Almeida Andrade, Jordao Cabral Moulin, Joao Pereira and Luisa Carvalho
Wood composites as part of wood engineering materials has been reaching a constant developing trend, being used on a wide range of applications and becoming worldwide as a very promising alternate material face to traditional building materials such as concrete, metal and plastics. In this part of the series are treated aspects among which advances functionalities in laminates, the activation of natural fibres, the natural matrix, and others industrials manufacturing research advances for wood material as composite.
Covering properties and performance of composites, their microstructural characterization, design and manufacture.
J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal; Alfredo Aguilera, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile.