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Properties of low VOC content finishes on modified wood

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.01.00  Biotechnical sciences  Forestry, wood and paper technology   

Code Science Field
T155  Technological sciences  Coatings and surface treatment 
Keywords
wood, modified wood, surface coatings, low VOC content, physico-chemical properties, weathering
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Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  28502  PhD Franc Budija  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Junior researcher  2007  37 
2.  02937  PhD Katarina Čufar  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  968 
3.  19106  PhD Miha Humar  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  1,335 
4.  24295  PhD Matej Jošt  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  96 
5.  17846  Borut Kričej    Technical associate  2004 - 2007  434 
6.  20386  PhD Matjaž Pavlič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  492 
7.  00395  PhD Marko Petrič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Head  2004 - 2007  881 
8.  05248  PhD Franc Pohleven  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  1,196 
9.  20964  Gregor Rep  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  63 
10.  16382  PhD Milan Šernek  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  574 
11.  22610  PhD Miro Tomažič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Junior researcher  2004 - 2006  53 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,847 
Abstract
Modified wood is already industrially produced in Europe, and the quantities produced and consumed are increasing substantially. Modified wood is intended for commodities in exterior use, such as joinery, fences, claddings, etc. that will remain surface finished with surface coatings, e.g. lacquers or stains. The major goal of the project is to determine characteristics of the coatings with low content of volatile organic compounds (VOC) on modified substrates. It is expected, that modification of wood significantly influences on final properties of the systems substrate - coating. In order to understand properties of the modified wood - coating systems, knowledge on some basic principles (coating penetration depth into modified wood, coating adhesion, UV degradation mechanism, etc.) is essential. Thus, the research of interactions on the interface wood - coating represents the core of the project programme. We believe that the new surface finished systems exhibit higher resistance against weathering and biological degradation. As a result, surface coating maintenance interval could be prolonged which should increase competitive advantages of wood against other materials with less acceptable environmental profile, such as synthetic polymers or aluminium.
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