Wood and Wood-Based Composites: New Frontiers in Modification, Performance, and Sustainability

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 93

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Department of Forestry, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan
Interests: bio-based composites; wood modification; functional biomaterials; natural products
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Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, wood and wood-based composites have garnered extensive attention due to their renewable, sustainable, and eco-friendly properties. With a growing global demand for sustainable development and green building materials, new technologies and approaches for utilizing these natural resources have become a focal point in both scientific research and the industry. This Special Issue, “Wood and Wood-Based Composites: New Frontiers in Modification, Performance, and Sustainability”, aims to compile and showcase the latest research findings on modification techniques and emerging applications of wood and its composites.

This Special Issue will explore physical, chemical, and biological methods for modifying wood and wood-based composites and how these modifications can enhance the materials’ performance, durability, and functionality. We are particularly interested in innovative techniques that improve the materials’ resistance to microbes, fire, water, and mechanical forces. Additionally, this Special Issue will delve into the applications of these materials in construction, furniture, packaging, the automotive industry, and beyond, as well as how they contribute to sustainable and eco-friendly advancements in these areas. Authors are welcome to submit their latest research on this topic in the form of original research or review articles.

Prof. Dr. Jyh-Horng Wu
Guest Editor

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  • wood and wood-based composites
  • environmentally friendly materials
  • modification
  • flame retardancy
  • physico-mechanical properties
  • sustainability
  • durability
  • environmental exposure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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