Transformation of Wood after Processing and Modification

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 244

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BioComposites Centre, Bangor University, Deiniol Road, Bangor LL57 2UW, UK
Interests: wood science; surface characterisation; adhesion; wood anatomy; mechanical properties; chemical properties; surface spectrophotometry; bioderived advanced materials; timber-based products; material properties

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Deputy Director and Head of Research Department–Materials, InnoRenew CoE, Izola, Slovenia
Interests: engineered living materials; bioinspired materials design; wood modification and functionalization; multiscale characterization; service life performance
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Department of Wood Science and Thermal Techniques, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Interests: wood structure; wood composition; wood characterisation; wood conservation; wood preservation; waterlogged archaeological wood; structure–function relationships; wood decay; organosilicons in wood conservation; wood modification
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wood plays a crucial role in tackling climate change as it acts as a carbon sink, sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the field of wood processing and modification is currently undergoing dynamic changes, marked by continuous advancement, innovation, and evolving techniques. This Special Issue aims to explore the dynamic transformations that wood undergoes post-processing and -modification, shedding light on the multifaceted alterations in its properties and characteristics. From novel processing methods enhancing wood's structural integrity to innovative modification techniques improving its durability and functionality, this Special Issue seeks to unravel the dynamic nature of wood materials in response to changing methodologies and technologies. By compiling cutting-edge research and insights, the aim is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic changes shaping the landscape of wood processing and modification.

Potential Topics:

  • Changes in wood properties post-processing and -modification;
  • Advanced techniques in wood processing for enhanced outcomes;
  • Innovative wood modification methods for improved characteristics;
  • Responses of wood to novel processing technologies;
  • Improving wood durability through innovative modification approaches;
  • Adapting wood properties to meet evolving industry demands;
  • Alterations in wood structure and composition following processing and modification;
  • Harnessing transformations in wood for sustainable manufacturing practices;
  • Optimizing wood processing and modification techniques.

Dr. Athanasios Dimitriou
Dr. Anna Sandak
Dr. Magdalena Broda
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  • wood processing
  • wood modification
  • transformation changes
  • durability
  • wood properties
  • structural integrity

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