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InnoRenew CoE researchers publish article on arctic driftwood characterization

Dr Anna Sandak and Dr Jakub Sandak, InnoRenew CoE researchers, together with colleagues Daniel Chuchala, Kazimierz A. Orlowski and Michal Landowski from Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland, and Olafur Eggertsson from Icelandic Forest Research, published a new article, “Characterization of Arctic Driftwood as Naturally Modified Material. Part 1: Machinability”, in Coatings.

Arctic driftwood reaching the coats of Iceland has been used as building material there for many years. Today, it is used mostly for furniture. This wood undergoes natural modification due to its long exposure to sea water and ice. Results presented in this article provide a new understanding for the effect of the wood’s drifting process in the Arctic sea on its mechanical and physical properties.

Coatings is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal with an impact factor of 2.436 that is published monthly and features contributions about coatings and surface engineering.