In the subsequent formulation and application of the paints, the focus is primarily directed at the technical properties of the paints. We optimize market-relevant properties such as durability, hydrophobicity, oleophobicity, substrate adhesion, scratch resistance and gloss. In addition, we develop coatings with improved long-term fire protection.
Durability / Weathering
A particular focus of our research addresses the assessment and optimization of the durability of coatings in outdoor applications. We develop methods which allow a better prediction of weather-related paint aging and offer standardized tests for natural and accelerated weathering.
Our expertise is, however, not restricted to many years of experience in the synthesis, formulation, characterization and testing of wood coatings: As a result of the immense wealth of knowledge in wood research which the Fraunhofer WKI has accumulated since 1946, we are able to take a holistic approach, thereby providing customized solutions for our customers.