Maderas. Ciencia y tecnología
versão On-line ISSN 0718-221X
UNSAL, O; KORKUT, S e ATIK, C. THE EFFECT OF HEAT TREATMENT ON SOME PROPERTIES AND COLOUR IN EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus camaldulensis DEHN.) WOOD. Maderas, Cienc. tecnol. [online]. 2003, vol.5, n.2, pp. 145-152. ISSN 0718-221X. doi: 10.4067/S0718-221X2003000200006.
Heat treatment is often applied to some wood species to improve dimensional stability. This study evaluated the effect of heat treatment on some physical and mechanical properties and colour of Eucalyptus wood (Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn.), which has industrially high usage potential and large plantations in Turkey. Wood specimens from Tarsus, Turkey were subjected to heat treatment in varying temperatures and durations. After the heat treatment, hardness, swelling, ovendry density, and colour change of the wood specimens were tested in comparison with untreated specimens. The results showed that density, swelling, and hardness decreased with increasing treatment temperature and durations while heat treatment made the colour of the wood specimens darker
Palavras-chave : Thermal treatment; Eucalyptus wood; Colour; Physical and Mechanical Properties.