Sorption and Shrinkage Studies of Six Argentine Woods


  • Carlos O. Turc
  • Bruce E. Cutter


Parana pine, <i>Cedro misionera</i>, Peterebi, <i>Quebracho colorado</i>, <i>Quebracho blanco</i>, <i>Algarrobo blanco</i>, sorption isotherms, adsorption, desorption, shrinkage


Sorption isotherms and shrinkage values were measured for six valuable Argentine wood species. Fiber saturation points were calculated. Tangential shrinkage ranged from 3.1 to 8.5% and radial shrinkage from 2.2 to 6.4%


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