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New scientific article about hybrid modification of wood

Dr Anna Sandak, Edit Földvári-Nagy, Faksawat Poohphajai, Dr René Herrera Díaz, Dr Oihana Gordobil, Nežka Sajinčič, Dr Veerapandian Ponnuchamy and Dr Jakub Sandak, InnoRenew CoE researchers, published an article, “Hybrid Approach for Wood Modification: Characterization and Evaluation of Weathering Resistance of Coatings on Acetylated Wood”, in Coatings.

Acetylation is one of the most effective methods for wood protection by chemical modification. It reduces shrinkage and swelling and increases protection from biotic and abiotic damage. However, wood treated by acetylation changes appearance during its service life, especially in the first years. Hybrid modification, that is, a combination of several treatments, can improve wood performance. In this research, acetylation combined with commercially available paints proved to be superior to acetylation alone for wood exposed to natural weathering for 15 months.

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.