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CAS Wood-Based Panels – Module 3: Surface Treatment


From the substrate characterisation and preparation to the selection, application and evaluation of coatings systems. This course provides a complete description of coatings for wood and wood materials. It deals with the substrate and coating characterisation, the application processes, and finally the evaluation of coated surface performances. The most common analysis tools for surface characterisation of materials are described and used. A highlight is also provided about R+D topics in the field of wood coating. The students will then be provided with theoretical and practical knowledge in the surface treatment of wood and wood based materials, which will allow them to be efficient in the choice of coating systems and application processes.

This specific programme consists of two parts: Part one starts in December 2018 as a preliminary online course. Participants prepare themselves in an optimal way on the basis of e-documents to be ready for part two, an intensive training week on location in Biel, Switzerland.

This module is part of the programme CAS Wood-Based Panels, but can also be attended separately.

Target Audience:

The training programme is geared to the needs of professionals from the wood panels industry and related sectors such as executive staff, wood and material technologists, research staff.

Head of Course:

Thomas Volkmer Ph.D.
Christelle Ganne-Chédeville, Dr. Sc., Dipl.-Ing.
Bern University of Applied Sciences Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering, Biel

December 2018 (start online preparation) 
January 28 to February 1st, 2019 

CHF 2'700.–


Bern University of Applied Sciences Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering, Solothurnstrasse 102, CH-2504 Biel

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Center for Continuing Education Biel, Phone: +41 32 344 03 30, e-mail: wb.ahb(at)bfh.ch


Application Deadline: December 15

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