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Impact of organosilicon treatments on the wood-water relationship of solid wood

Liesbeth De Vetter UGent, Jan Van den Bulcke UGent and Joris Van Acker UGent (2010) HOLZFORSCHUNG. 64(4). p.463-468
abstract
The interaction of wood with water is a primary factor for degradation of the substrate. Organosilicons are known to behave like a water repellent, thus they are in discussion as protecting agents for wood used outdoors. In the present paper, the influence of water on organosilicon treated material was investigated. Solid Scots pine sapwood was impregnated or treated superficially with low concentrations of organosilicons and evaluated for several water related characteristics. The results confirm the water repellent properties of organosilicons as the polysiloxane film increases the contact angle between water and the wood substrate. However, they do not influence the total uptake of moisture but can change the rate at which moisture is taken up, and as such, prolong the service life of the substrate. In general, impregnated specimens behave better than dipped ones. To gain more insight in the exact behavior, continuous moisture uptake experiments are needed in real outdoor exposure tests.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
organosilicons, water repellence, contact angles, anti-swelling efficiency, SILICONES, DECAY RESISTANCE, TREATED WOOD
journal title
HOLZFORSCHUNG
Holzforschung
volume
64
issue
4
pages
463 - 468
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000279588400009
JCR category
MATERIALS SCIENCE, PAPER & WOOD
JCR impact factor
1.307 (2010)
JCR rank
3/23 (2010)
JCR quartile
1 (2010)
ISSN
0018-3830
DOI
10.1515/HF.2010.069
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
852267
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-852267
date created
2010-02-04 19:39:28
date last changed
2011-08-23 10:46:28
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  abstract     = {The interaction of wood with water is a primary factor for degradation of the substrate. Organosilicons are known to behave like a water repellent, thus they are in discussion as protecting agents for wood used outdoors. In the present paper, the influence of water on organosilicon treated material was investigated. Solid Scots pine sapwood was impregnated or treated superficially with low concentrations of organosilicons and evaluated for several water related characteristics. The results confirm the water repellent properties of organosilicons as the polysiloxane film increases the contact angle between water and the wood substrate. However, they do not influence the total uptake of moisture but can change the rate at which moisture is taken up, and as such, prolong the service life of the substrate. In general, impregnated specimens behave better than dipped ones. To gain more insight in the exact behavior, continuous moisture uptake experiments are needed in real outdoor exposure tests.},
  author       = {De Vetter, Liesbeth and Van den Bulcke, Jan and Van Acker, Joris},
  issn         = {0018-3830},
  journal      = {HOLZFORSCHUNG},
  keyword      = {organosilicons,water repellence,contact angles,anti-swelling efficiency,SILICONES,DECAY RESISTANCE,TREATED WOOD},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {463--468},
  title        = {Impact of organosilicon treatments on the wood-water relationship of solid wood},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/HF.2010.069},
  volume       = {64},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
De Vetter, Liesbeth, Jan Van den Bulcke, and Joris Van Acker. 2010. “Impact of Organosilicon Treatments on the Wood-water Relationship of Solid Wood.” Holzforschung 64 (4): 463–468.
APA
De Vetter, L., Van den Bulcke, J., & Van Acker, J. (2010). Impact of organosilicon treatments on the wood-water relationship of solid wood. HOLZFORSCHUNG, 64(4), 463–468.
Vancouver
1.
De Vetter L, Van den Bulcke J, Van Acker J. Impact of organosilicon treatments on the wood-water relationship of solid wood. HOLZFORSCHUNG. 2010;64(4):463–8.
MLA
De Vetter, Liesbeth, Jan Van den Bulcke, and Joris Van Acker. “Impact of Organosilicon Treatments on the Wood-water Relationship of Solid Wood.” HOLZFORSCHUNG 64.4 (2010): 463–468. Print.