Special Issue "Surface Finishing and Novelty of Coatings Systems for Modified Wood and Wood-Based Composites"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Agnieszka Jankowska
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Institute of Wood Sciences​ and Furniture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: tropical wood; wood coatings; surface characterizations; wood modification; wood surface modification; wood weathering; wood-based materials; wood-based composites
Dr. Rene Herrera Diaz
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1. Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Plaza Europa 1, 20018 San Sebastian, Spain
2. Innorenew CoE, Livade 6, 6310 Izola, Slovenia
Interests: wood and lignocellulosic materials; analytic techniques; biorefinery and applications; surface treatments; exploration of phenolic compounds; antioxidant capacity
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Dr. Agnieszka Laskowska
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Institute of Wood Sciences and Furniture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: wood densification; surface characterizations; surface analytical methods; wood surface modification; wood modification; wood-based materials; wood-based composites
Prof. Dr. Paweł Kozakiewicz
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Institute of Wood Sciences and Furniture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: wood properties; wood coatings; surface characterizations; wood modification; wood surface modification; wood weathering; wood technology; wood flooring materials; strength grading timber
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solid wood and wood-based products are widely used in architecture, structural engineering, and design, but due to their natural composition, the material undergoes deterioration over time, decreasing the properties’ performance, which makes the application of coating products necessary. Currently, the most important challenges are related to obtaining sustainable wood-based products and treatments as well as eco-friendly coating products and processes with the aim to increase the durability of the final products without compromising the product’s environmental performance.

The result is a constant search for treatments and protective products to improve the properties and increase the service life of the final products in addition to increasing the application possibilities. We would like to invite you to disseminate your latest research results by contributing to a Special Issue of the Coatings journal. This Special Issue will report on progress in surface finishing as well as novelty of coatings systems for modified wood and wood-based composites, with special emphasis in biobased products, green additives, or novel application methods.

This Special Issue will serve as a forum for papers in the following concepts:

  • Surface finishing of solid wood, wood-based composites, and modified wood products;
  • Properties of modified wood-based surface, including weathering studies, resistance to abiotic and biotic factors, measurement of different deterioration parameters;
  • Optical techniques, spectroscopical and surface analytical methods;
  • Adsorption–desorption phenomena on surfaces of finished solid wood, wood-based composites, and modified wood products;
  • Multifunctional coatings, decorative products, and fire-retardant and/or UV-retardant wood coatings;
  • Composites and modified wood tailored for different applications.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Sincerely,

Dr. Agnieszka Jankowska
Dr. Rene Herrera Diaz
Dr. Agnieszka Laskowska
Prof. Dr. Paweł Kozakiewicz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • wood surface
  • wood modification
  • wood coatings
  • wood-based materials
  • surface properties
  • wood deterioration

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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