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Volume 53 (2002), issue 1

Wood and coating properties that affect durability of exterior wood

Research subject and fields:

Wood properties such as texture, density, content of extractives, surface roughness and pre-weathering, affect the durability of the whole wood-coating system. The prinicipal properties of a sucessful wood coating are: long-term elasticity, good adhesion, barrier against liquid water with sufficient vapour permeability, resistance to attack by microorganisms, and protection from sunlight. This article attempts to bring together research related to the influence of wood and coating properties on the whole wood coating system.


Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

DRVNA INDUSTRIJA Scientific Journal of Wood Technology

ISSN 0012-6772 (Print) / ISSN 1847-1153 (Online)

Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska - Croatia
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ružica Beljo-Lučić, Ph.D. E-mail: