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  1. Lauraceae is a family of woody plants of economic importance mainly for their commercial exploitation as timber, as well as spices/food. Nonetheless, overexploitation is causing a decline in both the populatio...

    Authors: Amner Muñoz-Acevedo, René López-Camacho, María C. González, Osnaider J. Castillo, Martha Cervantes-Díaz and Marcela Celis
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:33
  2. This study presents an experimental and numerical comparison between the mechanical performance of a lightweight corrugated sandwich panel based on the tea oil camellia shell (TOCS). Hence, TOCS was mixed in t...

    Authors: Kamran Choupani Chaydarreh, Jingyi Tan, Yonghui Zhou, Yongtao Li and Chuanshuang Hu
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:32
  3. Biomass-based adhesives, which are environmentally friendly and sustainable materials enabling low formaldehyde wood composites, have garnered interest. Therefore, palm kernel shells (PKS), available as indust...

    Authors: Rattana Choowang, Montri Luengchavanon and Jiraporn Raknarong
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:31
  4. Despite the increasing outdoor use of fire-retardant-treated wood, methods for predicting its service life remain poorly established. With the aim of establishing a method to predict chemical losses from fire-...

    Authors: Ryo Takase, Atsuko Ishikawa and Daisuke Kamikawa
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:30
  5. Physically modelling the mechanical response of a tree by numerical simulation depends on having accurate data on the mechanical properties of green hardwood. Lacking such data, we developed and validated an o...

    Authors: Jan Zlámal, Robert Mařík, Barbora Vojáčková, Valentino Cristini, Martin Brabec, Luděk Praus and Jan Tippner
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:29
  6. The compression properties of wood perpendicular to the grain is an important resistance mechanism in timber joints, especially wood-to-wood joints. Hence, improving the compression properties of wood is essen...

    Authors: Keita Ogawa, Kenji Kobayashi and Satoshi Fukuta
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:28
  7. There are numerous wooden historical artifacts in Kyoto and other parts of Japan, including Buddhist statues or Shinto deities. The identification of wood species in these historical artifact is desirable for ...

    Authors: Y. Kurata, S. Horiuchi, M. Kojima, K. Watanabe, M. Iwasa and H. Abe
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:27
  8. As an important renewable resource, wood is widely used in various industries. When addressing wood defects that limit the amount of wood used during processing, manual inspection and other technologies are no...

    Authors: Hao An, Zhihong Liang, Mingming Qin, Yuxiang Huang, Fei Xiong and Guojian Zeng
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:26
  9. Mechanical properties of wood–plastic composites are influenced by a particle size and surface morphology of wood flour. Generally various sizes of wood flour are produced from single solid wood even if the si...

    Authors: Hikaru Kobori, Akari Egawa, Kazuya Sakaguchi, Yoichi Kojima and Kenji Aoki
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:24
  10. Three mediators for the laccase mediator system, 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3-HAA), 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (HBA), and phenol red (PR) were investigated as mediators in an electrolytic mediator system (EMS) for ...

    Authors: Shin Tanahashi, Bing Xie, Yoshikuni Teramoto and Toshiyuki Takano
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:23
  11. A C6–C2-type non-phenolic syringyl lignin model compound (I, 2-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-1-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)ethanol) as well as its derivatives was acidolyzed in aqueous 82vol% 1,4-dioxane containing 0.2 mol/L HB...

    Authors: Ryota Mizutani, Kyoko S. Katsumata, Toshihiro Komatsu and Tomoya Yokoyama
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:22
  12. Squaring, a wood transformation process, is an operation which consists of introducing the logs into a squaring machine which then uses sharp tools to cut the wood into pieces with high surface quality. Tool s...

    Authors: Vanella Mbakop Nanshie, Ali Aidibe, Majid Heidari and Mohammad Jahazi
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:20
  13. Oil palm trunk (OPT) is an inexpensive, abundantly available by-product of palm oil production which is typically not put to material use. Due to its comparably high cellulose content, OPT represents a suitabl...

    Authors: Lukmanul Hakim Zaini, Wolfgang Gindl-Altmutter, Claudia Gusenbauer, Istie Sekartining Rahayu, Muhammad Adly Rahandi Lubis, Andreas Mautner and Stefan Veigel
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:19
  14. Furan compounds, including 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and furfural, can be synthesized from biomass and have garnered attention for their potential applications in biofuels and resin precursors. In this study, th...

    Authors: Kota Enomoto, Takashi Hosoya and Hisashi Miyafuji
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:18
  15. In parallel with the development of novel materials, such as cellulose nanofibers (CNFs), their effects on aquatic organisms should be evaluated. In ecotoxicity testing, concentration measurements are importan...

    Authors: Tomohiko Matsuzawa, Rie Tai, Hiroyuki Mano and Isamu Ogura
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:17
  16. The demand for high-purity cellulose, optimization of wood utilization, and environmentally friendly processes has increased in dissolving pulp (DP) production. Sago palm fronds (SPF), an abundant agricultural...

    Authors: Evelyn, Yusnimar, Muhammad Iwan Fermi, Edy Saputra, Syelvia Putri Utami, Komalasari, Sri Wahdini Rahmi and Hiroshi Ohi
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:16
  17. Samples of Eucalyptus globulus wood were processed in a reaction media made up of 1-pentanol, water, and diluted acid catalyst. The effects of selected variables (proportion of 1-pentanol in the reaction media, c...

    Authors: Marcos Fernández-Bautista, Sandra Rivas, Remedios Yáñez, José Luís Alonso and Juan Carlos Parajó
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:15
  18. Pinus Pinaster Ait. is a softwood species indigenous of the South West of Europe, broadly spread alongside the Mediterranean Sea and present worldwide. Pinus Pinaster Ait. (ssp. Atlantica) is largely used in indu...

    Authors: Romain Chevalier, Anita Catapano, Régis Pommier and Marco Montemurro
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:14
  19. To assess the damage and fracture behavior of wood under load, a wood damage assessment method was proposed based on acoustic emission (AE) b-values and seismic magnitude difference entropy. First, AE signals ...

    Authors: Ming Li, Yue Zhao, Feilong Mao, Saiyin Fang, Gezhou Qin, Ning Xu and Daigen Zhu
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:13
  20. Traditional timber buildings are sensitive to wind action. Studying the wind pressure characteristics is the premise for the preventive conservation of traditional timber buildings. To investigate the computat...

    Authors: Xiaoyue Gao, Qing Chun and Yidan Han
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:12
  21. Assessing the residual performance of timber joints affected by decay is important for seismic diagnosis and reinforcement of timber structures. This study introduces a method to evaluate the embedment stiffne...

    Authors: Doppo Matsubara, Masaki Teranishi and Takuro Mori
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:10
  22. In past studies, finite element analysis (FEA) methods have been used to simulate the thermal and moisture coupling of wood. However, challenges remain in achieving high-quality three-dimensional (3D) simulati...

    Authors: Wenpeng Zeng, Takaaki Fujimoto, Tetsuya Inagaki, Satoru Tsuchikawa and Te Ma
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:9
  23. Most of the currently employed methods, such as Gamma method and shear analogy method, to estimate the bending stiffness and bending capacity of cross-laminated timber (CLT) beams, are computationally extensiv...

    Authors: Zirui Huang, Yuling Bian and Chun Ni
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:8
  24. In this study, the effect of stacking position in the dryer on the drying rate during radio-frequency vacuum combined with mechanical press (RF/VP) drying was investigated for Douglas-fir and Radiata pine. Dry...

    Authors: Changjin Lee
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:7
  25. It has recently been suggested that processes related to water uptake from the tree-stem surface, such as water vapor exchange and rainwater permeation, have implications for forest hydrology. However, few stu...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Matsunaga, Naoko Matsuo, Takahisa Nakai and Hisashi Abe
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:6
  26. To determine the surface relaxivity of pores plays a vital role in the application of time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance (TD-NMR) technology to porous structure characterization for wood. Currently, the su...

    Authors: Zhi Jin, Yuejin Fu, Qian Chen and Zhen Zeng
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:5
  27. Low-rise buildings in Japan are predominantly made of wood. Furthermore, the government promotes the use of wood in mid- and high-rise buildings to tackle climate change. Therefore, the environmental impact of...

    Authors: Katsuyuki Nakano, Masahiro Koide, Yuta Yamada, Takuya Ogawa and Nobuaki Hattori
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:4
  28. The construction of structures using cross-laminated timber (CLT) has grown in popularity as a result of its environmentally friendly and high-strength characteristics. The primary function of angle bracket co...

    Authors: Zhe Wu, Lin Chen and Haibei Xiong
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:3
  29. The objectives of the present study are to clarify the effect of macro- and micro-environment on the radial growth patterns and radial variation patterns of basic density in hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa (...

    Authors: Yusuke Takahashi, Futoshi Ishiguri, Michinari Matsushita, Ikumi Nezu, Jyunichi Ohshima, Shinso Yokota, Akira Tamura, Miyoko Tsubomura and Makoto Takahashi
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2024 70:2
  30. The method used to cultivate the popular Japanese mushroom Grifola frondosa (maitake), called 'wood log cultivation', comprised two steps: (1) the mycelium is grown around a wood log in a plastic bag, and (2) the...

    Authors: Fu-Chia Chen, Taichi Motoda, Ichiro Kamei and Yoshio Kijidani
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:39
  31. This study confirmed that the loss tangent (or tangent loss, tan δ) obtained from the longitudinal vibration of a wood log increases with the apparent density difference between sapwood and heartwood, owing to mo...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Fukui, Yoshiyuki Yanase and Yoshihisa Fujii
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:38
  32. Although embedment properties are vital to timber engineering, the behavior and strain distributions in wood-based panels have not been clarified in detail. Our early studies suggested four possible causes of ...

    Authors: Ryutaro Sudo and Kenji Aoki
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:36
  33. In this work, a new type of structural sandwich panels made with laminated oil palm wood core and rubberwood-based oriented strand board (OSB)/plywood faces were introduced for energy-efficient wall applicatio...

    Authors: Sataporn Jantawee, Hyungsuk Lim, Minghao Li, Jung-Kwon Oh, Zoltan Pasztory, Heejin Cho and Suthon Srivaro
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:35
  34. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between moisture dynamics of sorbitol and citric acid (SorCA) modified wood and its biological durability. Specifically, the research aimed to determine the che...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kurkowiak, Lukas Emmerich and Holger Militz
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:34
  35. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a promising construction material. When CLT is used for horizontal applications, shear stress occurs in the out-of-plane direction and can fracture the transverse layers owing t...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Kawaai, Ryuya Takanashi, Wataru Ishihara, Yoshinori Ohashi, Kei Sawata and Takanobu Sasaki
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:33
  36. The moisture contents of sugi (Cryptomeria japonica), todomatsu (Abies sachalinensis) and hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) logs were estimated using a method of moisture content estimation proposed in our previous s...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Fukui, Yoshiyuki Yanase and Yoshihisa Fujii
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:32
  37. Inspired by biological materials, the self-shaping wood composites induced by relative humidity (RH) have been investigated over the last decade. In this study, a wood bilayer was fabricated by assembling two ...

    Authors: Hui Peng, Zhiting Liu, Jianyi Zhu, Jiali Jiang, Jianxiong Lyu and Tianyi Zhan
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:29
  38. Urushi, an oriental lacquer, is sensitive to light and easily deteriorates upon light exposure, leading to the fading and loss of gloss of its coatings. In this study, we attempted to improve the lightfastness...

    Authors: Takao Tsuchiya, Chieko Narita, Kazushi Yamada, Adrian Moreno, Mika H. Sipponen, Hitomi Tsuda and Yoko Okahisa
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:28
  39. The old Ginkgo biloba L. trees often develop cylindrical woody structures that grow downward from the underside of the large branches near the trunks. This structure is traditionally called “chi-chi” (a breast) i...

    Authors: Seiichi Higuchi, Dan Aoki, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Masato Yoshida, Sachie Yagami and Kazuhiko Fukushima
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:27
  40. The stress relaxation behavior and cell wall microstructure of sugi were evaluated after thermal modification. Stress relaxation is observed and has a broad relaxation spectrum, implying various relaxation mec...

    Authors: Koji Murata, Mayumi Utsumi, Tomoya Hirata and Masashi Nakamura
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:25
  41. Plant peroxidases are important for several processes, such as defense against pathogens, and auxin metabolism. In this study, we report the active production and secretion of plant peroxidase and mutated enzy...

    Authors: Hinako Ishikura, Yuka Konishi, Jun Miura, Moeka Dohi and Shinya Kawai
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:24
  42. The objective of the study is to evaluate the properties of the plywood made from rubberwood veneers thermally treated at various temperatures. Rotary-peeled rubberwood veneers were thermally treated at 160, 1...

    Authors: Aujchariya Chotikhun, Jitralada Kittijaruwattana, Seng Hua Lee, Emilia-Adela Salca, Wa Ode Muliastuty Arsyad, Yusuf Sudo Hadi, Trairat Neimsuwan and Salim Hiziroglu
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2023 69:23

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