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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(4), 476-485; doi:10.3390/ijms9040476

Comparison of Conventional Varnishes with Nanolacke UV Varnish With Respect to Hardness and Adhesion Durability

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Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Bartin Forestry Faculty, 74100 – Bartin, Turkey
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Received: 7 February 2008 / Revised: 14 March 2008 / Accepted: 22 March 2008 / Published: 2 April 2008
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)
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The long-term durability of varnished wooden surfaces used in either indoors or outdoors environments depends on the resistance of varnish layers on these surfaces against potential physical, mechanical and chemical effects to which they may be exposed. In this study, “Nanolacke ultraviolet varnish”, developed by a Turkish dying and varnish industry company and widely accepted as a 21st century technology has been compared to other conventional varnish systems widely used in the industry in terms of dry film resistance properties. In this study, cellulosic, polyurethane, polyester, synthetic and Nanolacke ultraviolet varnish have been applied on beech (Fagus orientalis L.) and oak (Quercus robur L.) wood samples which had been prepared according to the industry standards. Then, the hardness and adhesion resistance of these layers have been determined according to ASTM D 4366 and ASTM D 3359-2 standards, respectively.
Keywords: Wood; varnish; nanotechnology; adhesion; hardness. Wood; varnish; nanotechnology; adhesion; hardness.
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Kaygin, B.; Akgun, E. Comparison of Conventional Varnishes with Nanolacke UV Varnish With Respect to Hardness and Adhesion Durability. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9, 476-485.

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