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.


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.