Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 359–368

Improved bondability of wax-treated wood following plasma treatment

Authors

  • Georg Avramidis
    • Faculty of Natural Sciences and TechnologyUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Gunthard Scholz
    • Department of Wood Biology and Wood ProductsGeorg-August-University of Göttingen
  • Evelyn Nothnick
    • Faculty of Natural Sciences and TechnologyUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Holger Militz
    • Department of Wood Biology and Wood ProductsGeorg-August-University of Göttingen
    • Faculty of Natural Sciences and TechnologyUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts
    • Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V.
  • Arndt Wolkenhauer
    • Faculty of Natural Sciences and TechnologyUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts
Original

DOI: 10.1007/s00226-010-0327-5

Cite this article as:
Avramidis, G., Scholz, G., Nothnick, E. et al. Wood Sci Technol (2011) 45: 359. doi:10.1007/s00226-010-0327-5

Abstract

In this study, the impact of a plasma treatment using dielectric barrier discharge at atmospheric pressure on wax-treated beech was investigated by surface energy determination and adhesion tests. Measurements of the surface energy revealed a strong increase in surface polarity along with increased surface energy as a result of the plasma treatment, pointing to increased adhesion properties. To evaluate the adhesion properties of a polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) adhesive on beech treated with montan ester wax and synthetic Fischer–Tropsch wax, a special peel test was applied. This peel test provided evidence of increased adhesion of the PVAc after plasma treatment of both materials investigated.

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