Wood-enhancing Nanoparticles

William Baumgartner, Piao, Cheng  |  12/24/2009 3:21:08 AM

A new type of nanostructure has been discovered that greatly increases wood’s resistance to water-related damage. The nanostructure makes any water that contacts wood to bead up and roll off the surface as opposed to seeping into it. By strengthening wood at the cellular level, this nanostructure will also protect wood from UV damage, weathering and fungi.
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