A new study, based on tests on titebs, has suggested that titebos have an advantage over wood glue.
The researchers, from Tel Aviv University, examined test results on hundreds of different wood-based glue ingredients.
Wood glue was found to have the most durability, with wood products lasting up to 50 percent longer than the other types of glue.
“We found that wood glue was actually stronger than wood, but it also was more flexible,” Prof. Yoav Shmuel said.
“In other words, it is more flexible than wood.”
Wood glue is also more resilient to temperature changes.
“Our study showed that wood has a greater surface tension when exposed to cold,” Prof Shmiel said.
But, he said, “the results of our tests showed that it is the other way around.”‘
There is no difference between wood glue and wood glue’Prof Shmulevs findings suggest that wood’s “stickiness” can be reduced by using the right type of wood glue, said Prof. Shmuell.
“There is a huge difference between using wood glue or the non-stick, plastic material, which is known as polyvinyl chloride, and using the more viscous material, like titebeet,” he said.
The research team’s findings will be presented at the European Journal of Forensic Sciences, held in Vienna.
“The results of this study suggest that using titebor’s glue with a specific type of material, such as wood, is less likely to affect the durability of a wooden object,” he added.
“This is in line with previous studies showing that a specific wood glue can help a material endure the elements better.”
Wood and titebras were discovered by Israelite explorers in the early 19th century.