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Coating Acetylated Wood

Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 460 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Accsys Technologies, P.O. Box 2147, Arnhem NL-6802 CC, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Alessandro Lavacchi
Coatings 2015, 5(4), 792-801;
Received: 14 October 2015 / Revised: 23 October 2015 / Accepted: 29 October 2015 / Published: 6 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wood Coatings)
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Wood exposed to the outdoor environment is susceptible to weathering due to a series of chemical, biological and physical processes. Acetylation of wood is known to reduce cell wall moisture content, improve dimensional stability and durability against fungal decay. As a result of these improvements, less stress is created between the coating and the wood surface improving the performance of the coating and increasing its useful lifetime. This paper is a review of research done on the chemistry of the acetylation process, the coating performance of acetylated wood and concentrates on the factors influencing coating performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: acetylation; wood; coating; moisture sorption; UV degradation; decay; weathering processes acetylation; wood; coating; moisture sorption; UV degradation; decay; weathering processes

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Rowell, R.; Bongers, F. Coating Acetylated Wood. Coatings 2015, 5, 792-801.

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