Coatings have a twofold basic functionality: (1) to protect the underlying material against deterioration and degradation by the adjacent environment and (2) to decorate or to improve the aesthetic properties of surface. Protection should be given against physical, chemical and biological attack, including water, chemical agents, UV-light, dirt and living organisms, fungi and algae in particular. The aesthetic function refers to characteristics like color performance, gloss and desired surface structure. Both functionalities play a crucial role in health and comfort and exploitation costs due to maintenance. This chapter focuses on wood protection, as related to the latest developments in wood coating technology and surface treatment.
|Title of host publication||Fundamentals of mold growth in indoor environments and strategies for healthy living|
|Editors||Olaf C.G. Adan, Robert A. Samson|
|Publisher||Wageningen Academic Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|