Wood-wool cement board : potential and challenges

G.C.H. Doudart de la Grée, Q.L. Yu, H.J.H. Brouwers

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Abstract

Wood-wool cement boards (WWCB) produced from Ordinary Portland Cement and spruce wood-wool since the beginning of 1920 are still widely applied. However, the question remains if this type of material is still feasible in the current market where both sustainability and durability perceive popularity. One of the reasons is the high CO2 footprint of cement production which contrasts to the increased environmental concern. This paper describes the potential of the WWCB in the current market, together with the challenges concerning the sustainability. Firstly, the motivation for this study is introduced. Secondly, the production process of the WWCB is reviewed. Thirdly, the available studies on the interaction between wood and cement, are summarized. Finally, the physical influence of an applied binder is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference Non-Traditional Cement and Concrete (NTCC2014), June 16-19 2014, Brno
EditorsV. Bilek, Z. Kersner
Place of PublicationBrno, Czech Republic
PublisherNOVPRESS
Pages279-282
ISBN (Print)978-80-214-4867-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th International Conference on Non-Traditional Cement and Concrete (NTCC2014), 16-19 June 2014, Brno, Czech Republic - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 16 Jun 201419 Jun 2014
http://www.fce.vutbr.cz/stm/fracture/symposium2014/

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Non-Traditional Cement and Concrete (NTCC2014), 16-19 June 2014, Brno, Czech Republic
Abbreviated titleNTCC 2014
CountryCzech Republic
CityBrno
Period16/06/1419/06/14
OtherNon-Traditional Cement & Concrete V (NTCC 2014)
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