Development of Wood Modification – High melting point wax and hot oil treatments

IRG/WP 16-40768

H Turunen, L Linkosalmi, J Peura, O Paajanen

This study covers an introduction to the projects where new facilities were created for developing wood modification. In this new research environment it is possible to treat wood with versatile equipment. First modifications with this equipment are going to be done in high temperature and pressure using high melting point waxes and hot oils. Earlier studies, tests and commercial products show that different waxes and oils can be used to treat and impregnate wood. Goal of this study is to find out promising process parameters and suitable high melting point waxes and oils to modify products those are made out of most common Nordic timber species.

Keywords: wood modification, high melting point wax treatments, hot oil treatments, wood impregnation

Conference: 16-05-15/19 Lisbon, Portugal

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