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Wood Composite Laminates

  1. Zhiyong Cai

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc263

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Cai, Z. 2012. Wood Composite Laminates. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–8.

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  1. USDA Forest Service, Madison, WI

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012


General composition, materials, and processes used to manufacture laminated wood composites are described in this article. Commonly used structural composite lumbers intended for structural and nonstructural applications, the mechanical properties of these types of laminated wood composites, and their performance standards are presented and discussed.


  • plywood;
  • glulam;
  • stuctural composite lumber;
  • laminated wood composites;
  • composite