Wood preservative treatment and modification techniques: Identification, evaluation and assessment of barriers and key success factors for large-scale commercialization

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PhD Student

Jonas Johansson, SCA Timber AB


Utilize existing knowledge on wood preservative treatment and modification techniques to achieve improvements of decay resistance, dimensional stability, hardness and fire protection of sawn wood products. The project will try to assess potential customer needs and customer segments as well as barriers and key success factors for large scale commercialization.


Company employs student finalizing with Licentiate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on on-line techniques of nanomaterial recycling aspects.

Main Supervisor

Leif Olsson

Adjunct Supervisor

Per Engstrand