Importance of Relative Humidity and Temperature Control in Conditioning Wood Products


  • William T. Simpson


Equilibrium moisture content, water absorption, conditioning, wood products, plywood, particleboard, fiberboard, hygroscopicity


Equilibrium moisture content of solid wood and reconstituted wood is analyzed to determine the level of relative humidity and temperature control necessary to maintain EMC within desired limits during conditioning. The necessary degree of control is found to be highly dependent on relative humidity and temperature.


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