La madera como un nuevo material sostenible


  • Asdrúbal Valencia Giraldo Universidad de Antioquia

Palabras clave:

madera, tratamiento térmico de la madera, compuestos madera-polímero, materiales funcionales, nanotecnología, estructuras jerárquicas


Ante la necesidad de materiales sostenibles la madera se ha encontrado que ofrece un sinnúmero de posibilidades, como material estructural y como material funcional. Esto se ha logrado con tratamientos térmicos, con la fabricación de compuestos, como los madera-polímero y con la aplicación de la nanotecnología. Los resultados han sido materiales con extraordinarias propiedades mecánicas y funcionales, que los hacen aptos para múltiples aplicaciones. El camino de la investigación y aplicación industrial apenas empieza y este artículo pretende hacer un llamado a nuestros ingenieros de materiales para que se ocupen de este amplio campo de posibilidades.

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Asdrúbal Valencia Giraldo, Universidad de Antioquia

Profesor Emérito, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.


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Valencia Giraldo, A. (2019). La madera como un nuevo material sostenible. Revista Colombiana De Materiales, (14), 1–16. Recuperado a partir de