Wood Coatings addresses the factors responsible for the performance of wood coatings in both domestic and industrial situations. The term 'wood coatings' covers a broad range of products including stains, varnishes, paints and supporting ancillary products that may be used indoors or outdoors.
Techniques for coating wood go back many centuries but in recent decades there has been a move towards more environmentally-friendly materials, for example, the use of water-borne rather than solvent-borne chemicals.
A major objective of Wood Coatings is to explain the underlying factors that influence selection, application and general operational issues. Basic information on the chemistry and technology of coatings is included for the benefit of students and laboratory technicians. Additionally, the book includes individual chapters of interest to architects, specifiers, and industrial users.
* Offers up-to-date guidance on current availability and usage of wood coatings
* Provides the reader with a basic understanding of both coating and substrate interactions
* Covers both architectural (trade and DIY) and industrial sectors
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Markets for wood and wood coatings
Ch. 2 Wood and wood-based substrates
Wood and timber
Biodegradation of wood
Utilisation of wood (Timber) in construction and furniture
Ch. 3 Raw materials for wood coatings (1) - Film formers (Binders, Resins and Polymers)
Chemistry of coatings
Water-borne binders and film-formers
Ch. 4 Raw Materials for wood coatings (2) - Solvents, Additives and Colorants
Solvents and Diluents
Colorants (Pigments and Dyes)
Ch. 5 Classification and formulation of wood coatings
Ch. 6 Properties of wood coatings
Testing and characterisation
Characterisation of liquid coatings
Properties related to application
Applied Coatings (Dry film)
Ch. 7 Market needs and end uses (1) - Architectural (decorative) wood coatings
Decorative coatings for exterior wood
Decorative Coatings for Interior Wood
Durability of Exterior Wood Coatings
Ch. 8 Market needs and end uses (2) - Industrial wood coatings
Industrial Finishing of wood joinery
Industrial finishing of furniture
Coatings for wood flooring
Ch. 9 Operational aspects of wood coatings: application and surface preparation.
Preparation of the substrate
Ch. 10 Film formation: drying and curing
Film formation by evaporation of solvent from solution: physical drying
Film formation and chemical cross-linking
Representative curing technologies
Industrial drying processes