A Study on the Preparation of Wood Plastic Combinations (II). Monomer Impregnations and Gamma-ray Induced Polymerizations

  • Pyun, Hyung-Chick (Chemistry Division, Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Jae-Rok (Chemistry Division, Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Lee, Kyung-Hee (Chemistry Division, Atomic Energy Research Institute)
  • Published : 1972.03.01


A study on the preparation of wood-plastic combinations by gamma-ray induced polymerization is carried out. In monomer impregnation, the rates and amounts are determined for various woods. The polymerization rates of various monomers and monomer mixtures impregnated mainly domestic woods are studied varying the total gamma-dose and gamma-dose rates. The obtained data indicate that; 1) in impregnation of monomer, populus deltoides is the fastest in rate, and the most impregnated in amount 2) the general trends of polymerization of monomers ill woods is in the order of vinyl acetate--methyl metacrylate--styrene, ranging from 3 to 15 Mard of total does in rate of 4$\times$10$^4$rad/hr., thus vinyl acetate or methyl metacrylate is suitable monomer in view of polymerization rate, 3) the successful woods in combination with monomer are pinus rigida and pinus densiflora in view of polymerization rate, 4) the monomers in woods are more easily polymerized under the conditions of moderately lower does rate, 2.1$\times$10$^4$rad/hr.