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Improved absorption characteristics of thermally modified beech veneer produced by plasma treatment

Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff (Impact Factor: 0.89). 01/2012; 70:545-549. DOI: 10.1007/s00107-011-0581-8

ABSTRACT In this study the effect of an atmospheric pressure plasma treatment by a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) on the wettability and absorption characteristics of thermally modified beech veneer is investigated. A common immersion test using water and melamine solution has been conducted and showed improved wettability and liquid uptake after plasma treatment. Determination of the weight percent gain (WPG) confirmed increased melamine content after plasma treatment.

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