When evaluating the test results of the short-term properties internal bond (dry and after 2 h boiling, respectively), modulus of rupture, modulus of elasticity, thickness swell and water absorption after immersion in water for 2 h and 24 h, respectively,
shear strength and moisture content of OSB and solid wood panels in the present paper, it was observed that the thermal posttreatment of the aforementioned wood-based materials had a positive effect on most mechanical properties tested. European
standard requirements could be clearly met in most cases for the conducted test types for the respective wood-based material. Especially the moisture-related properties, i. e. thickness swell, water absorption and moisture content, were positively influenced throughout. The thermally modified materials showed far better values than the respective untreated materials. The studies will be continued with additional adhesive systems.