PlanaWood 2

Funktionalisierung von Holz und Holzwerkstoffen

As part of this research collaboration, four joint doctoral theses will be implemented; two from the Department of Wood Biology and Wood Products (Goettingen) and two from the HAWK (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Goettingen). Students from both research institutions will be offered the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary and application-oriented research and to qualify in the area of material innovations. The topics relate to materials made from renewable raw materials, a priority topic for industry and society.
This subproject serves to qualify young researchers. The following contents are dealt with by the interdisciplinary working group:

  • Improvement of the penetration of modification reagents in solid wood and wood veneers by plasma treatment at atmospheric pressure to simplify production processes

  • Improvement of adhesion of modified wood surfaces and wood-based material surfaces, or surfaces of wood-plastic composites by plasma treatment at atmospheric pressure for subsequent production steps, such as coating or bonding

  • Coating of wood and wood material surfaces with nanoscale particles or functional layers to generate fungicidal, UV-stabilizing, emission-reducing, and self-cleaning properties

  • Plasma diagnostics for researching and adapting the "atmospheric pressure plasma" tool to the desired wood modification