Development of plywood with increased fungal resistance for use as a floor slab in low-floor buses

The project aimed to develop special plywood with reduced moisture absorption, improved dimensional stability, increased hardness and improved resistance to wood-destroying fungi, which can be used for floor and wall panels in bus and rail vehicles as well as in truck semi-trailers. This improvement in properties should be achieved by pretreating the wood veneers with a thermosetting condensation resin. The Department of Wood Biology and Wood Products of the University of Göttingen (AHH) investigated the influence of various parameters on the product properties on a laboratory scale. The transfer into the industrial process was carried out by an industrial partner.