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Scientific article about weathering of modified wood

Dr. Anna Sandak, Dr. Oihana Gordobil, Faksawat Poohphajai, and Dr. Rene Herrera Diaz, InnoRenew CoE researchers, recently published an article “Weathering of Wood Modified with Acetic Anhydride—Physical, Chemical, and Aesthetical Evaluation”, in Forests.

The goal of this study was to comprehensively evaluate the natural weathering performance of three wood species representing hardwood and softwood modified with the acetylation process. Performed tests have demonstrated the potential of underutilised hardwood species, enhanced through the acetylation process, to serve as alternative cladding materials to commonly used acetylated radiata pine.

Forests is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on forestry and forest ecology published monthly online by MDPI.