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Wood : From Natural Color Patterns Toward Naturally Altered Color Impressions

  • Natural wood colors occur within a wide range from almost white (e.g., white poplar), various yellowish, reddish, and brownish hues to almost black (e.g., ebony). The intrinsic color of wood is basically defined by its chemical composition. However, other factors such as specific anatomical formations or physical properties further affect the optical impression. Starting with the chemical composition of wood and anatomical basics, wood color and its modifications are discussed in this chapter. The classic method of coloring or re-coloring wood-based material surfaces is the application of a coating containing appropriate dyes or pigments. Different concepts for wood coating and coloration are presented. Another method used dyes for coloration of the wood structure. As alternative techniques, physical methods, for example, drying, steaming, ammoniation, bleaching, enzyme treatment, as well as treatment with electromagnetic irradiation (e.g., UV), are explained in this chapter.

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Author of HS ReutlingenKandelbauer, Andreas
Erschienen in:Handbook of Natural Colorants
Place of publication:Hoboken, NJ
Editor:Thomas Bechtold, Avinash Manian
Document Type:Book chapter
Publication year:2023
Edition:Second Edition
Page Number:36
First Page:469
Last Page:505
DDC classes:660 Technische Chemie
Open access?:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  In Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt