The photodegradation of wood during solar irradiation

  title={The photodegradation of wood during solar irradiation},
  author={Helen Derbyshire and E. R. Miller},
  journal={Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff},
The photodegradation of wood is essentially a surface phenomenon, and although in practical terms it has no effect on strength properties, it does have serious consequences for the surface technologist. A principal concern is photodegradation of the timber surface underlying clear and lightly-pigmented finishes—a problem which can lead to early failure of the coating and to expensive remedial measures. Recent thinking is directed towards the development of pretreatments which could stabilise… CONTINUE READING
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