Title: Selection of coating materials for wood finishing based on a hierarchical analysis method of their technological, economic and ecological criteria

Authors: Larysa Yaremchuk; Tetyana Olyanyshen; Liliya Hogaboam

Addresses: Wood Products Technology Department, Woodworking Technologies and Design Institute, Ukrainian National Forestry University, Zaliznyaka Str., 11, Lviv, 79057, Ukraine ' Department of Life Safety, Woodworking Technologies and Design Institute, Ukrainian National Forestry University, Zaliznyaka Str., 11, Lviv, 79057, Ukraine ' Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751 Portland, OR 97207-0751, USA

Abstract: Ecologically-safe and energy-saving production technologies are the main prerogatives of successful modern manufacturers. Technological, ecological and economic properties of organic-soluble, water soluble and oil coating materials for protective decorative coatings of wood products have been researched in this work with a method of hierarchical analysis based on a synthesis of priorities of criteria alternatives for the selection of optimal finishing material for the manufacturers of woodworking products. Given the global trends toward reduction of harmful emissions into the environment, organic-soluble compositions fail considerably in comparison with water-soluble and especially oil coatings, while oil-based coatings are nearly equivalent to organic-soluble in technological aspect. Oil coatings also have highest ratings in economic criteria according to the expert opinions of in the proposed analytical hierarchical process model.

Keywords: wood finishing; technological criteria; economic criteria; environmental criteria; AHP; analytical hierarchical process; oil coating materials; water-soluble coating materials; organic-soluble coating materials; energy saving production; ecologically safe production; environmentally friendly production; woodworking products; oil coatings.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2016.077388

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2016 Vol.12 No.3, pp.295 - 311

Available online: 27 Jun 2016 *

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