Thermal treatment of wood: European Processes and their background

IRG/WP 02-40241

H Militz

Recent efforts on thermal treatment of wood lead to the development of several processes introduced to the European market during the last few years. The total production capacity of heat treated wood in 2001 is estimated as approx. 165.000 m3. In the paper the different heat processes are presented. The general technology as well as scientific data on the chemical transformation of the cell wall polymers, on the biological performance, on the physical and mechanical properties of the treated wood are presented and discussed

Keywords: Thermal treatment, Heat treatment, Europe, development

Conference: 02-05-12/17 Cardiff, Wales, UK

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