Comparison of the Protection Effectiveness of Acrylic Polyurethane Coatings Containing Bark Extracts on Three Heat-treated North American Wood…

Publication year: 2012 Source: Applied Surface Science, Available online 13 February 2012 DUYGU Kocaefe, SUDESHNA Saha High temperature heat-treatment of wood is a very valuable technique which improves many properties (biological durability, dimensional stability, thermal insulating characteristics) of natural wood. Also, it changes the natural color of wood to a very attractive dark brown color. Unfortunately, this color is not stable if left unprotected in external environment and turns to gray or white depending on the wood species.

Publication year: 2012 Source: Applied Surface Science, Available online 13 February 2012 DUYGU Kocaefe, SUDESHNA Saha High temperature heat-treatment of wood is a very valuable technique which improves many properties (biological durability, dimensional stability, thermal insulating characteristics) of natural wood. Also, it changes the natural color of wood to a very attractive dark brown color. Unfortunately, this color is not stable if left unprotected in external environment and turns to gray or white depending on the wood species.

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Comparison of the Protection Effectiveness of Acrylic Polyurethane Coatings Containing Bark Extracts on Three Heat-treated North American Wood…