Treatments of paper surfaces with sol–gel coatings for laminated plywood

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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List of Authors: Shaoxia Wang , Saila Jämsä , Riitta Mahlberg , Petri Ihalainen , Juha Nikkola , Juha Mannila , Anne-Christine Ritschkoff , Jouko Peltonen
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Applied Surface Science
Volume number: 288
Issue number: 0
Start page: 295
End page: 303
ISSN: 0169-4332


Abstract Two silane-based hybrid coatings were developed for surface modification of paper samples with an attempt to improve the hydrophobic properties of the paper surfaces. A phenolic resin was used along with the sol–gel coatings to impregnate the paper samples before they were pressed on to plywood surfaces. The surface characteristics of the sol–gel-coated paper were investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). The surface chemical properties and water absorption of the laminated plywood was also evaluated. It was observed that the hybrid coatings had clearly different effect on the surface properties of the base paper compared to the industrially impregnated paper. The water absorption of the laminated plywood was decreased the most effectively by mixing the phenolic resin with the coating having an octyl group attached to the silane backbone.


paper, sol-gel coating, surface chemistry, surface morphology, Water vapor barrier

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