New porous carbon materials, Woodceramics: Development and fundamental properties

Toshihiro Okabe, Kouji Saito, Kazuo Hokkirigawa

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Woodceramics are new porous carbon materials obtained by carbonizing wood or woody material impregnated with thermosetting resin such as phenol resin in a vacuum furnace. During the carbonizing process, thermosetting resin changes into glassy carbon, which has superior corrosion resistance and mechanical strength, reinforces the material and suppresses the fissures and warps (caused by the porous structure specific to wood) that develop during thermoforming. The dimension, weight decrease rate, and electrical characteristics depend on the thermoforming temperature. The manufacturing method of Woodceramics is introduced in this paper and various industrial uses, such as electromagnetic shields, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Porous Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • electromagnetic shield
  • glassy carbon
  • porous carbon
  • woodceramics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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