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Abstract

A method and apparatus for forming a loosely felted mat of elongated wood flakes mixed with a binder, the mat including a longitudinal axis and the wood flakes being aligned in mutually parallel relation and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the mat. The wood flakes are held in alignment in the mat by a plurality of closely spaced thin planar baffles, the baffles being comprised of a material which can form an integral part of the mat.

Patent Number

4,415,516

Assignee

Board of Control of Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.

Application Number

365,634

Date Filed

4-5-1982

Certificate of Correction

Yes

Issue Date

11-15-1983

Disciplines

Engineering | Materials Science and Engineering

Method and apparatus for making aligned flake composite wood material including integral baffles

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