Much has happened since the first publication on the transparent wood; a bio composite that combines transparent properties with the strength of wood. Since 2016 the material has been given special properties such as thermo-regulation and other intelligent properties. Now a new milestone has been reached: fully bio-based transparent wood, made with green chemistry.
– We have replaced the fossil-based polymers we previously used. It has been one of the difficulties we have had, to get sustainable transparent wood, says professor Lars Berglund, WWSC / KTH.
The results were recently published in Advanced Science.
– The research we do on these materials paves the way for new wood nanotechnology, says Lars Barglund to kth.se.
High performance, fully bio-based, and optically transparent wood biocomposites, Advanced Science, doi.org/10.1002/advs.202100559