Improving sustainability of construction materials using innovative Silicon based treatment

01 September 2012 → 31 August 2016
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other materials engineering
Si-treated wood
Project description

The overall objective of this project is to extend the lifetime/usability of constructions, made of wood and / or cement, by applying environmental friendly silicon-based water repellents. It is worth noting that silicones have a beneficial environmental profile. The final demonstrator for this project will be an object combining Si-treated wood and concrete.