Development of the thermal performance of wood-flooring by improving the thermal conductivity of plywood

Jungki Seo, Junghoon Cha, Sughwan Kim, Sumin Kim, Wansoo Huh

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This research on improving the thermal conductivity of engineered flooring was conducted to conserve building energy by a radiant flooring heating system caused by low thermal conductivity of wood flooring. Exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnP) and resin for manufacturing the plywood were mixed to enhance the thermal conductivity. By using xGnP, resin/xGnP composites were prepared by the stirring of xGnP in melamine-formaldehyde resin with hardener, flour, and diatomite to increase the thermal conductivity of plywood for wood flooring. 1-5 wt% of xGnP were added to resin. The thermal conductivity of resin/xGnP composites increased as the xGnP loading content increased. Also, the thermal conductivity of plywood was increased with resin/xGnP composites. Plywood with resin/xGnP composites had higher thermal conductivity and tensile-shear strength than reference plywood. Moreover TVOC and Formaldehyde emission decreased. Applying xGnP to manufacturing plywood can be not only effective for increasing thermal conductivity, but also offers good mechanical properties and easy dispersion with low pollutant emission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-174
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 1

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Plywood
Thermal conductivity
Wood
Resins
Composite Resins
Composite materials
Melamine formaldehyde resins
Radiant heating
Graphite
Hot Temperature
Formaldehyde
Shear strength
Mechanical properties

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Development of the thermal performance of wood-flooring by improving the thermal conductivity of plywood. / Seo, Jungki; Cha, Junghoon; Kim, Sughwan; Kim, Sumin; Huh, Wansoo.

In: Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.04.2014, p. 170-174.

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