Impregnation of Wood With a High Viscosity Epoxy Resin


  • Gregory R. Moore
  • Donald E. Kline
  • Paul R. Blankenhorn


Epoxy, impregnation


A method is described for impregnating small wood specimens with a high viscosity epoxy resin, without the use of a diluent to reduce viscosity. The method relies upon the strong temperature-dependence of viscosity, in conjunction with a curing agent that does not polymerize rapidly at high temperatures. Some preliminary results for a variety of Northeastern species are presented.


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