Vol.10, No.5, 2022, pp.1365-1379, doi:10.32604/jrm.2022.018255
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An Investigation on the Visible Characteristics of Four Caesalpiniaceae Wood Species in Gabon
  • Zhaoyang Yu1, Jinbo Hu1,2,*, Yuan Liu1,*, Shanshan Chang1, Ting Li2, Gonggang Liu1, Qiongtao Huang3, Jianying Yuan4
1 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, 410004, China
2 Hunan Taohuajiang Bamboo Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Yiyang, 413400, China
3 Yihua Lifestyle Technology Co., Ltd., Shantou, 515834, China
4 Guangxi Gaofeng State Owered Forest Farm, Nanning, 530022, China
* Corresponding Authors: Jinbo Hu. Email: ; Yuan Liu. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advanced Wood Composites from Renewable Materials)
Received 10 July 2021; Accepted 27 August 2021; Issue published 22 December 2021
Abstract
Color, whiteness and glossiness of four caesalpiniaceae wood species were characterized by quantitative measurements and image analysis, i.e., which were respectively Berlinia bracteosa Benth., Monopetalanthus heitzii Pellegr., Distemonanthus benthamianus and Erythrophleum ivorense A. Chev. The color of four wood species was evaluated to be consistent by the CIELab and CIE1931 color system. The boards of B. bracteosa, M. heitzii and E. ivorense was divided into dark color. The wood color of B. bracteosa had the highest red to green hue, while the wood appearance of D. benthamianus had the brightest and yellowest color within the four wood species. The whiteness of D. benthamianus was significantly higher than the other three wood species, namely tangential section 21.9% and radial section 22.2%. Hence, the color of the four species varied significantly, which was closely related to internal constituents of wood materials. M. heitzii wood had the highest surface glossiness on both tangential and radial section surfaces. The surface glossiness was highly related to the wood microstructure, especially with the pore and groove structure. This study of the visible characteristics provided the indicated knowledge for the application of the four wood species in wood industry.
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An Investigation on the Visible Characteristics of Four Caesalpiniaceae Wood Species in Gabon
Keywords
Caesalpiniaceae; visible characteristic; wood color; glossiness; whiteness
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Yu, Z., Hu, J., Liu, Y., Chang, S., Li, T. et al. (2022). An Investigation on the Visible Characteristics of Four Caesalpiniaceae Wood Species in Gabon. Journal of Renewable Materials, 10(5), 1365–1379.
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