WKI is work package leader of WP 3 and will focus on the development of coating material. This includes polymer modification as well as formulation. In addition to a fully equipped synthesis lab, we have an application and testing lab for wood coatings available.
Dr. Claudia Schirp is deputy head of department Binder and Coatings at WKI. Her expertise is in the synthesis of biopolymers, especially polyester and polyurethane for application in wood coatings. She obtained her PhD in Chemical Science from the University of Braunschweig in the field of synthesis of amine-modified siloxanes with antimicrobial properties for application in wood coatings. She worked in several national and international research projects as project manager within the field of biobased and functional polymers. She is active member of national and European standardisation commitee CEN/TC 139 “Wood Coatings”.
FireCellCoat – Bio-inspired fire-retardant wood coatings based on microfibrillated cellulose. Bioeconomy in the North (2020-2022). WKI is coordinator and leading the work on coating development. www.firecellcoat.com