WoodCellBonding - Optischer Nachweis von Klebstoffen und Verfestigungsmitteln auf der Holzzellwand mittels Fluorochromierung

The objective of this project is to obtain optical proof of glues and resins on wooden cell walls in conservation and restoration, as well as in applications for the wood industry.


  • Lead department Bern University of the Arts
  • Additional departments Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
    Engineering and Information Technology
  • Institute Institute Materiality in Art and Culture 
    Institute for Materials and Wood Technology
    Institute for Surface Applied Laser, Phototonics and Surface Technologies ALPS
  • Research unit Wood Modification
    Surface Treatment
    ALPS / Thin Films and Surfaces
    Material analyses
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration 01.02.2014 - 31.07.2015
  • Project management Karolina Soppa
  • Head of project Karolina Soppa

Course of action

By correlating the micro-distribution of the binder with the macroscopic properties, a quantitative evaluation of the gluing is possible, which is essential for the development of new glue formulations and application systems. The glue (gelatine) will be made visible by means of fluorochrome plating and an accompanying REM analysis. If the fluorochrome plating succeeds in achieving swift, reliable visual results, then it is intended to expand this approach to other practice-relevant polymers.