Wood Protection Based on the Study of Chemical and Physical Properties—Series II

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2024 | Viewed by 153

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Department of Wood Science and Technology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: adhesion; coatings; surface; weathering performance; wettability; wood; wood anatomy
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Department of Wood Science and Technology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: decay; wood technology; discoloration; mould; service life; wood
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Given the success of the first series of this Special Issue of Forests, ‘Wood Protection Based on the Study of Chemical and Physical Properties’, we are pleased to launch its second edition.

Wood continues to be an important part of everyday life and culture due to its attractive appearance and properties. It is a renewable resource and a natural biopolymer used in a wide range of applications. Compared to other building materials, wood offers several advantages, including a high strength-to-weight ratio, strong thermal insulation, easy workability, and appealing aesthetics. However, due to the chemical nature and physical structure of wood, its resistance to various biological agents is limited; this must be considered when wood is exposed to moisture, which creates ideal conditions for decay.

Extending the life of wood products through the use of new-generation wood preservatives and surface coatings is crucial from a safety point of view, as some of these agents have been banned due to their negative effects on humans and the environment. Nowadays, several investigations have been conducted into environmentally friendly wood preservation, which include a variety of methods based on the study of chemical and physical properties.

The aim of this Special Issue is to compile high-quality original papers and systematic reviews addressing the recent developments in the field of protection techniques for wood and wood-based composites, which will increase knowledge on the mechanisms of durability of wood and strategies for the protection and preservation of wood, wood structures and wood-based building materials. We invite scholars from different disciplines, such as wood materials science, wood technology, and wood pathology, to submit their experimental studies, literature reviews, surveys, as well as papers on monitoring approaches and models and development of methods. 

Dr. Jure Žigon
Dr. Davor Kržišnik
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • chemical properties
  • durability
  • service life of wood
  • weathering
  • wood modification
  • wood preservation
  • wood protection
  • wood technology

Published Papers

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