Special Issue "Additives and Pre-treatments to Enhance the Performance of Coatings on Wood"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Philip D. Evans

British Columbia Leadership Chair in Advanced Forest Products Manufacturing Technology, Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, University of British Columbia, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Interests: wood surface science; coatings; imaging technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on "Additives and Pre-Treatments to Enhance the Performance of Coatings on Wood". Coatings invariably contain additives (UV absorbers, hindered amine light stabilizers, inorganic particles, fungicides, etc.) to improve their outdoor performance. The outdoor performance of coatings on wood can also be improved by altering the properties of the wood substrate to reduce its susceptibility to degradation by water, micro-organisms and light. This Special Issue of Coatings focuses on both of these areas. Our aim is to present the most important developments in this fast-moving field, from the leading groups around the world.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Organic and inorganic photostabilizers for exterior wood coatings;
  • Additives to reduce the colonization of coatings by micro-organisms;
  • Exterior performance of coatings containing bio-based additives derived from cellulose, lignin or other natural polymers;
  • Reinforcement or cross-linking of coating films to improve their weather resistance;
  • Chemical modification of wood to improve the performance of exterior coatings;
  • Plasma treatments to improve the performance of exterior wood coatings;
  • Mechanical or biological pre-treatments to improve the performance of exterior wood coatings;
  • Fungicidal pre-treatments and other methods of reducing the colonization of the wood-coating interface by micro-organisms.
Prof. Dr. Philip D. Evans
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Open AccessArticle Effect of Adding UV Absorbers Embedded in Carbonate Calcium Templates Covered with Light Responsive Polymer into a Clear Wood Coating
Coatings 2018, 8(8), 265; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8080265
Received: 24 June 2018 / Revised: 19 July 2018 / Accepted: 28 July 2018 / Published: 28 July 2018
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The limited durability of clear coatings is a major issue for the coating and wood industry. The addition of organic UV absorbers improves coating resistance by the absorption and the conversion of the UV radiation into harmless heat. Organic UVAs are prone to
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The limited durability of clear coatings is a major issue for the coating and wood industry. The addition of organic UV absorbers improves coating resistance by the absorption and the conversion of the UV radiation into harmless heat. Organic UVAs are prone to degradation and can migrate in the binder of coatings. In this study, commercial UVAs and HALS have been entrapped into CaCO3 templates coated with stimuli responsive polymers. Microspheres were incorporated into a clear acrylic water-based coating formulation. The formulation was applied on glass and wood panels and was placed into an artificial UV chamber. This study presents a comparison between the aesthetic behavior of coating formulations with free and encapsulated commercial UVAs and HALS during the accelerated ageing test. Encapsulation of UVAs was confirmed by XPS and TGA analysis. Results have shown that the coating’s aesthetic was slightly improved when using the encapsulated products. Full article
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