Wood coated with plasma-polymer for water repellence


The effects of cold HMDSO and HMDSO + SF6 plasma treatments on spruce, chestnut and poplar wood were investigated in order to obtain a hydrophobic surface evaluated by microscopic, spectroscopic (FT-IR and LIBS) and contact angle analyses. Cold plasma treatments can increase the surface hydro-repellence without modifying the external aspect and bulk properties of different woods.

DOI: 10.1007/s00226-007-0160-7

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@article{Zanini2007WoodCW, title={Wood coated with plasma-polymer for water repellence}, author={Stefano Zanini and Claudia Riccardi and Marco Orlandi and Valeria Fornara and Maria Perla Colombini and Dorina Ines Donato and Stefano Legnaioli and Vincenzo Palleschi}, journal={Wood Science and Technology}, year={2007}, volume={42}, pages={149-160} }