Improved anti-soiling properties for wood products by sol-gel based functional thin coatings

Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Riitta Mahlberg, Marke Kallio, Juha Mannila, Anne Vesa

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    Modern coating techniques based on nanotechnology enable development, tailoring and characterisation of new coating systems which provide improved anti-soiling properties to different substrate materials. Coated products in which nanotechnology and sol-gel technique have been applied to wood and wood composite materials to improve hydrophobic and oleophobic properties. Selected coating systems were consisted of polymeric network and ceramic compounds. The improved anti-soiling property of the coatings was due to the increased oleophobicity and hydrophobicity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Woodcoatings Congress
    Subtitle of host publicationDevelopments for a Sustainable Future
    Place of PublicationTeddington
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event4th International Woodcoatings Congress - The Hague, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Oct 200427 Oct 2004


    Conference4th International Woodcoatings Congress
    CityThe Hague


    • hybrid thin coatings
    • hydrophobic
    • oleophobic
    • surfaces
    • silanes
    • easy-to-clean surfaces


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