European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 281–282 | Cite as

Impregnation of veneer with furfuryl alcohol for an improved plasticization and moulding

  • Nadine Herold
  • Alexander Pfriem
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Due to mechanical restrictions veneer application on surfaces is limited to simple shapes. To enhance the moulding performance veneer samples were impregnated with furfuryl alcohol for improved plasticization. The plasticizing effect of furfuryl alcohol was determined according to the Erichsen cupping test and results were compared to control samples and water saturated samples. The extent of furfuryl alcohol plasticization is comparable to the use of water with the shaping path being distinctly improved by 71 % for water and 86 % for furfuryl alcohol. Little changes were observed for maximum load.


Maximum Load Furfuryl Veneer Sample Furfuryl Alcohol Wood Veneer 
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Verbesserung der Plastifizierung und Umformbarkeit von Furnier durch Imprägnierung mit Furfurylalkohol



The authors are grateful for the financial support of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Grant No. PF 686/4-1) and greatly appreciate the supply of furfuryl alcohol by International Furan Chemicals B.V.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Wood Science and TechnologyUniversity of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde University for Sustainable DevelopmentEberswaldeGermany

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