Special Issue "Advances in Wood Composites"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: wood; wood composites; lignocellulosic materials; chemical and thermal modification technologies; nanotechnology and nanomaterilas; adhesives
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
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Special Issue in Materials: Sustainable Natural Materials for Engineering Application
Special Issue in Polymers: Advances in Wood Composites III
The fibrous nature of wood has made it one of the most appropriate and versatile raw material for various uses. However, two properties restrict its much wider use, namely, dimensional changes when subjected to fluctuating humidity, and susceptibility to biodegradation by micro-organisms. Wood may be modified chemically or thermally, so that selected properties are enhanced in a more or less permanent fashion. Another option to improve these properties is to exploit the solutions that nanotechnology can offer. The small size nanoparticles of nanotechnology compounds can deeply penetrate into the wood, effectively alter its surface chemistry, and result in a high protection against moisture and decay. In addition, the use of lignocellulosic materials for the production of advanced wood composites is an innovative avenue for research. This Special Issue, Advances in Wood Composites, seeks high-quality works and topics (not only those) focusing on the latest approaches to the protection of wood and wood composites with chemical or thermal modification technologies, the application of nanomaterials to wood science, and the application of carbon fiber fabrics and the use of lignocellulosic materials for the production of advanced wood composites.
Assoc. Prof. Antonios N. Papadopoulos
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- wood composites
- lignocellulosic composites
- chemical or thermal modification
- nanotechnology and nanomaterials