Wood Treatments and Modification Technologies—2nd Edition

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2025 | Viewed by 37

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Advanced Material Research Cluster, Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology, Jeli Campus, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli 17600, Malaysia
Interests: wood; biomass; composite; polymer; carbon materials
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Furniture Design and Wood Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, 5000068 Brasov, Romania
Interests: wood processing; wood modification; discolorations of wood; coatings
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This is the second edition of the Special Issue titled “Wood Treatments and Modification Technologies”.


Wood is a sustainable and versatile material. To improve the properties of wood and give it special characteristics, wood treatments and modifications are conducted. This Special Issue explores the application of chemical, physical, or biological methods to alter the properties of the wood material. Improvements in mechanical strength, dimensional stability, decay resistance, weathering resistance, and fire resistance could be achieved through modifications. Recent modifications of wood include thermal treatment to improve the UV resistance of wood, delignification, and polymer intrusion to make transparent wood and phase-change material-impregnated wood, thus awarding thermal regulative properties to wood. This Special Issue welcomes papers on all aspects of wood treatment and modification, including wood in the form of solid, composites, and woody biomass.

Dr. Mohd Hazim Mohamad Amini
Dr. Emilia-Adela Salca
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • wood
  • biomass
  • modification
  • treatment
  • impregnation
  • wood composite
  • solid wood
  • chemical modification
  • heat treatment
  • biological treatment

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