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CelluCoat – Bio-based nanocellulose-reinforced wood coatings

Project Leader
Gindl-Altmutter Wolfgang, BOKU Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Holzforschung Austria, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Rosenau Thomas, Sub Projectleader
BOKU Research Units
Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources
Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Oil-based coatings play an important role in the surface treatment of solid wood surfaces in flooring and furniture. By comparison, such bio-based systems dispose of excellent optical properties, but lack the mechanical performance of competing synthetic products. In this project, we aim at improving the mechanics of oil-based coatings by means of adding nano-scale cellulosic fibrils for reinforcement. Surface modification will ensure compatibility of the fibrils with the oil-based coating. It is expected that such a modified coating will dispose of significantly improved resistance against mechanical wear.
wood research;
Mechanical performance; Nanocellulose; Oil-based wood coating; Optical appearance;
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