International Publications

    1. Pertuzzatti, A., Tondi, G., Coldebella, R., Dalla Costa, H.W., Correa, R., Gatto, D.A. & Missio, A. 2020. Enhancing mechanical and surface properties of Eucalyptus wood. Maderas. In press. →  Guarda la pubblicazione
    2. Tondi, G., & Schnabel, T. 2020. Bio-Based Polymers for Engineered Green Materials. Special issue editorial- Polymers. →  Guarda la pubblicazione
    3. Sepperer, T., Tondi, G., Young, T.M., Petutschnigg, A., Steiner, K. 2020. Mitigation of Ammonia Emissions from Cattle Manure Slurry by Tannins and Tannin-Based Polymers. Biomolecules. In press.
    4. Eckardt, J., Neubauer, J., Sepperer, T., Donato, S., Zanetti, M., Cefarin, N., Vaccari, L., Lippert, M., Wind, M., Schnabel, T., Petutschnigg, A. & Tondi, G. 2020. Synthesis and Characterization of High-Performing Sulfur-Free Tannin Foams. Polymers, 12(3), 564.
    5. Tondi, G., Cefarin, N., Sepperer, T., D’Amico, F., Musso, M., Berger, R., Birarda, G., Reyer, A., Schnabel, T. & Vaccari, L. 2019. Understanding the Polymerization of Polyfurfuryl Alcohol: Ring Opening and Diels-Alder Reactions . Polymers, 11(12), 2126.
    6. Sommerauer, L., Grzybek, J., Elsaesser, M. S., Benisek, A., Sepperer, T., Dachs, E., Hüsing, N., Petutschnigg, A. & Tondi, G. 2019. Furfuryl Alcohol and Lactic Acid Blends: Homo-or Co-Polymerization?. Polymers, 11(10), 1533.
    7. Sepperer, T., Hernandez-Ramos, F., Labidi, J., Oostingh, G.J., Bogner, B., Petutschnigg, A.,& Tondi, G. 2019. Purification of industrial tannin extracts through simple solid-liquid extractions. Industrial Crops & Products, 139, 111502.
    8. Sepperer, T., Neubauer, J., Eckardt, J., Schnabel, T., Petutschnigg, A., & Tondi, G. 2019. Pollutant Absorption as a Possible End-Of-Life Solution for Polyphenolic Polymers. Polymers, 11(5), 911.
    9. Schnabel, T., Barbu, M.C., Windeisen-Holzhauser, E., Petutschnigg, A., & Tondi, G. 2019. Impact of leather on the fire resistance of leather-wood fibreboard: FT-IR spectroscopy and Pyrolysis-GC-MS investigation. Advances in materials science & Engineering. In Press.
    10. Sommerauer, L., Thevenon, M.F., Petutschnigg, A., & Tondi, G. 2019. Effect of hardening parameters of wood preservatives based on tannin copolymers. Holzforschung. 73(5), 457-467.
    11. Missio, A. L., Gatto, D. A., & Tondi, G.. 2019. Exploiting tannin extracts: Introduction to new bio-based materials. Brazilian Journal of Wood Science. 10(1).
    12. Griebeler, C., Tondi, G., Schnabel, T., Iglesias, C., & Ruiz, S. 2018. Reduction of the surface colour variability of thermally modified Eucalyptus globulus wood by colour pre-grading and homogeneity thermal treatment. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 1-10.
    13. Missio, A. L., Mattos, B. D., Ferreira, D. D. F., Magalhães, W. L., Bertuol, D. A., Gatto, D. A., Petutschnigg, A. & Tondi, G. 2018. Nanocellulose-tannin films: From trees to sustainable active packaging. Journal of Cleaner Production. 184, 143-151.
    14. Pertuzzatti, A., Missio, A. L., Cademartori, P. H. G., Santini, E. J., Haselein, C. R., Berger, C., Gatto, D.A. & Tondi, G. 2018. Effect of Process Parameters in the Thermomechanical Densification of Pinus elliottii and Eucalyptus grandis Fast-growing Wood. BioResources. 13(1), 1576-1590.
    15. Tondi, G. 2017. Tannin-Based Copolymer Resins: Synthesis and Characterization by Solid State 13C NMR and FT-IR Spectroscopy. Polymers, 9(6), 223.
    16. Missio, A. L., Mattos, B. D., de Cademartori, P. H., Berger, C., Magalhães, W. L., Haselein, C. R., Gatto, D.A., Petutschnigg A. & Tondi, G. 2017. Impact of tannin as sustainable compatibilizer for wood‐polypropylene composites. Polymer Composites. 39(12), 4275-4284.
    17. Missio, A. L., Tischer, B., dos Santos, P. S., Codevilla, C., de Menezes, C. R., Barin, J. S., Haselein, C. R., Labidi, J., Gatto, D.A., Petutschnigg, A. & Tondi, G. 2017. Analytical characterization of purified mimosa (Acacia mearnsii) industrial tannin extract: Single and sequential fractionation. Separation and Purification Technology, 186, 218-225.
    18. Tondi, G., Hu, J., Rizzo, F., Buh, J., Medved, S., Petutschnigg, A., Thevenon, M. F. 2017. Tannin- caprolactam and Tannin- PEG formulations as outdoor wood preservatives: Weathering properties. Annals of Forest Science. 74(1),19.
    19. Hu, J., Thevenon, M. F., Palanti, S. & Tondi, G. 2017. Tannin-caprolactam and Tannin-PEG formulations as outdoor wood preservatives: biological properties. Annals of Forest Science, 74(1), 18.
    20. Luckeneder P., Gavino J., Kuchernig R., Petutschnigg A. & Tondi G. 2016. Sustainable phenolic fractions as basis for furfuryl alcohol-based co-polymers and their use as wood adhesives. Polymers. 8(11), 396.
    21. Tondi G., Link M., Kolbitsch C., Gavino J., Luckeneder P., Petutschnigg A., Herchl R., Van Doorslaer C. 2016. Lignin-based foams: Production process and characterization. Bioresources. 11(2), 2972-2986.
    22. Reyer A.,Tondi G., Berger R.J.F., Petutschnigg A., Musso M. 2016. Raman spectroscopic investigation of tannin‐furanic rigid foams. Vibrational Spectroscopy. 84, 58-66.
    23. Tondi G., Link M., Kolbitsch C., Lesacher R., Petutschnigg A. 2016. Pilot plant up-scaling of tannin foams. Industrial Crops and Products. 79, 211-218.
    24. Kain G., Güttler V., Lienbacher B., Barbu M., Petutschnigg A., Richter K. & Tondi G. 2015. Effect of different flavonoid extracts in optimizing tannin-glued bark insulation boards. Wood and fiber science. 47(3), 1-12.
    25. Tondi G., Link M., Kolbitsch C. 2015. Sandwich panels with 100% natural tannin furanic foam core. Forest Product Journal. 65 (4), 33-38.
    26. Tondi G., Hu J., Thevenon M.F. 2015. Advanced tannin based wood preservatives. Forest Product Journal. 65 (4), 26-32.
    27. Kain G., Barbu M., Richter K., Plank B. & Tondi G., Petutschnigg A. 2015. Use of tree bark as insulation material. Forest Product Journal. 65 (4), 16-25.
    28. Tondi G., Petutschnigg A. 2015. Hydrophobic tannin foams. International Wood Product Journal. 6 (3), 148-150.
    29. Tondi G., Link M., Oo C.W., Petutschnigg A. 2015. A Simple Approach to Distinguish Classic and Formaldehyde-Free Tannin Based Rigid Foams by ATR FT-IR. Journal of Spectroscopy.
    30. Tondi G.,Petutschnigg A. 2015. Middle infrared (ATR FT-MIR) characterization of industrial tannin extracts. Industrial crops and products. 65, 422-428.
    31. Tondi G., Johansson M., Leijonmark S., Trey S. 2015. Tannin based foams modified to be semi-conductive: Synthesis and characterization. Progress in Organic Coatings. 78, 488-493 DOI: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2014.06.013.
    32. Tondi G., Grunewald T., Petutschnigg A., Schnabel T. 2014. ATR FT-IR mapping of leather-fibre panels. Journal of Applied Spectroscopy. 81(6), 1078-1080.
    33. Schnabel T., Musso M. & Tondi G.. 2014. Univariate and multivariate analysis of Tannin-impregnated wood species using vibrational spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy. 68(4), 488-494.
    34. Kain G., Güttler V., Barbu M., Richter K., Petutschnigg A. & Tondi G. 2014. Density related properties of bark insulation boards bonded with tannin hexamine resin. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products . 72, 417-424.
    35. Tondi G., Link M., Kolbitsch C., Petutschnigg A. 2014. Infrared-catalysed synthesis of tannin-furanic foams. Bioresources. 9(1), 984-993.
    36. Tondi G., Haurie L., Wieland S., Petutschnigg A., Lacasta A., Monton J. 2014. Comparison of disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) and tannin-boron based formulations as fire retardant for wood structures. Fire and Materials. 38(3), 381-390.
    37. Tondi G., Schnabel T., Wieland S., Petutschnigg A. 2013. Surface properties of tannin-treated wood during Natural and Artificial Weathering. International Journal of Wood Product. 4(3), 150-157.
    38. Tondi G., Thevenon M.F., Pizzi A., Mies B., Standfest G., Petutschnigg A., Wieland S. 2013. Impregnation of Scots pine and beech with tannin solutions: effect of viscosity and wood anatomy in wood infiltration. Wood Science and Technology. 47 (3), 615-626.
    39. Grünewald T., Grigsby W., Tondi G., Ostrowski S., Petutschnigg A., Wieland S. 2013. Chemical Characterization of Wood-Leather Panels by Means of 13C NMR Spectroscopy. Bioresources. 8 (2), 2442-2452.
    40. Tondi G., Palanti S., Wieland S., Thevenon M.F., Petutschnigg A., Schnabel T. 2012. Durability of tannin-boron-treated timber. Bioresources. 7(4), 5138-5151.
    41. Kolbitsch C., Link M., Petutschnigg A., Wieland S. &Tondi G. 2012. Microwaves produced tannin-furanic foams. Journal of Material Science Research. 1 (3), 84-91.
    42. Celzard A., Tondi G., Lacroix D., Jeandel G., Monod B., Fierro V., Pizzi A. 2012. Radiative properties of tannin-based, glasslike, carbon foams. Carbon. 50 (11), 4102-4113.
    43. Pizzi A., Fierro V., Celzard A., Tondi G. 2012. Chemistry, Morphology, Microtomography and Activation of Natural and Carbonized Tannin Foams for Different Applications. Macromolecular Symposia. 313-314 (1), 100-111.
    44. Tondi G., Wieland S., Wimmer T., Thevenon M.F., Pizzi A., Petutschnigg A. 2012. Tannin-boron preservatives for wood buildings: Mechanical and fire properties. European Journal of wood products. 70 (5), 689-696.
    45. Tondi G., Wieland S. Lemenagier N., Petutschnigg A., Pizzi A., Thevenon M.F. 2012. Efficacy of tannin in fixing boron in wood : Fungal and termites resistance. Bioresources. 7 (1), 1238-1252.
    46. Link M., Kolbitsch C., Tondi G., Ebner M., Wieland S., Petutschnigg A. 2011. Formaldehyde-free tannin foams and their use as lightweight panels. Bioresources. 6 (4), 4218-4228.
    47. Tondi G., Wieland S., Wimmer T., Schnabel T., Petutschnigg A. 2011. Starch and sugar synergy in wood adhesion technology. Basic studies and Particleboard production. European Journal of wood products. 70 (1-3), 271-278.
    48. Thevenon MF., Tondi G., Pizzi A. 2010. Environmentally friendly wood preservative system based on polymerized tannin resin-boric acid for outdoor applications. Maderas. 12 (3), 253-257.
    49. Tondi G., Pizzi A., Delmotte L., Parmentier J., Gadiou R. 2010. Chemical activation of Tannin Based Carbon foams.Industrial Crops and products, 31 (2), 327-334.
    50. Salvini A, Saija LM., Gianni G, Giannelli C,Tondi G. 2009. A new methodology in the study of PVAc-based adhesive formulations. Journal Adhesion Science and Technology. 114 (6), 3841-3854.
    51. Tondi G., Zhao W., Pizzi A., Du G., Fierro V., Celzard A. 2009. Tannin – based rigid foams: a survey of chemical and physical properties. Bioresources technology. 100 (21), 5162-5169.
    52. Tondi G., Blacher S., Leonard A., Fierro V., Leban JM., Celzard A. 2009. X-ray microtomography studies of tannin – derived organic and carbon foams. Microscopy and Microanalisys. 15, 384-394.
    53. Tondi G., Fierro V., Pizzi A., Celzard A. 2009. Tannin based Carbon Foam. Carbon. 47, 1480-1492.
    54. Thevenon MF., Tondi G., Pizzi A. 2009. High performance tannin resin-boron wood preservatives for outdoor end-uses. European Journal of wood products. 67, 89-93.
    55. Lyon F., Thevenon MF., Pizzi A., Tondi G., Despres A., Gril J., Rigolet S. 2009. Wood Preservation by a Mixed Anhydride Treatment: A13C-NMR Investigation of Simple Models of Polymeric Wood Constituents. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 112, 44-51.
    56. Tondi G., Oo CW., Pizzi A., Trosa A., Thevenon MF. 2009. Metal Absorption of tannin based rigid foams. Industrial Crops and Products. 29, 336-340.
    57. Tondi G., Pizzi A. 2009. Tannin-based rigid foams: Characterization and modification. Industrial Crops and Products. 29, 356-363.
    58. Tondi G., Pizzi A., Pasch H., Celzard A. 2008. Structure degradation, conservation and rearrangement in the carbonisation of polyflavonoid tannin/furanic rigid foams: A MALDI-TOF investigation. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 93, 968-975.
    59. Tondi G., Pizzi A., Olives R. 2008. Natural tannin based rigid foams as insulation for doors and wall panels. Maderas. 10 (3), 219-227.
    60. Tondi G., Pizzi A., Pasch H., Celzard A., Rode K. 2008. MALDI-ToF investigation of furanic polymer foams before and after carbonization: Aromatic rearrangement and surviving furanic structures. European Polymer Journal. 44, 2938-2943.
    61. Tondi G., Pizzi A., Masson E., Celzard A. 2008. Analysis of gases emitted during carbonization degradation of polyflavonoid tannin/furanic rigid foams. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 93, 1539- 1543.
    62. Pizzi A., Tondi G., Pasch H., Celzard A. 2008. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Structure Determination of Complex Thermoset Networks: Polyflavonoid Tannin–Furanic Rigid Foams. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 110, 1451-1456.
    63. Tondi G. , Andrews S., Pizzi A., Leban JM. 2007. Comparative potential of alternative wood welding system – ultrasound and spindle stir welding. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technologies. 21 (16), 1633-1643.

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2012. FDM Asia. Tondi G. Preserving Wood the Tannins Way. Nov-Dic.- 2012.

Book Chapters

    1. Tondi G., Petutschnigg A. Handbook of composites from renewable materials, Vol. 1, Structure and Chemistry. V.K.Thakur, M.K.Thakur & M.R.Kessler. Scrivener publisher. Wiley. 2017. Chapter 4. Tannin-Based Foams: The Innovative Material for Insulation Purposes. 93-106. ISBN: 978-1-119-22362-7
    2. Kandelbauer A., Tondi G., Zaske O.C.,Goodman S.H. Handbook of thermosetting polymers. Third edition. Dodiuk & Goodman. Elsevier, S.Diego, 2014. Chapter 6. Unsaturated polyesters and Vinyl esters. 111-172.
    3. Tondi G., Kandelbauer A., Goodman S.H. Handbook of thermosetting polymers. Third edition. Dodiuk & Goodman. Elsevier, S.Diego, 2014. Chapter 7. Allyls. S.173-190

Editorial board member

PolymersJournal of Renewable resourcesBrazilian Journal of Wood Science

Reviewer for the following journals

Wood: European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, Wood Science and Technology, Holzforschung, Cellulose, Lignocellulose, Bioresources, Maderas, International Journal of Wood products, iForest.

Material science: Industrial Crops and Products, Journal of Renewable Materials, Construction & Building materials,  Materials, Nanomaterials.

Polymers: Polymers, Sustainable chemistry & Engineering,  European Polymer Journal, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Carbohydrates polymer.

Engineering: Journal of cleaner production, Waste and biomass valorization, Applied Energy.

Conferences – Invited speaker

    • Ottobre 2019. TEDx Kuchl (A).”Welcome to the wood age!”
    • Maggio 2019. 3BiR3. Trieste (I). “Development of bio-based materials in Salzburg: University of Applied Sciences and Centre for Smart Materials”
    • Dicembre 2018. COST FP1407. Belgrado (RS).”Wastewater remediation with formaldehyde free tannin-furanic foam powders”
    • Settembre 2018. ECWM9. Arnhem (NL). “Water resistant tannin polymers”
    • Aprile 2018. FFH. Salisburgo (A). Session chair “Naturinspiriertes Denken”
    • Settembre 2017. COST FP1407. Kuchl (A).”Fixing tannin in wood: Characterization of the treated wood”
    • Giugno 2017. 48 IRG meeting. Gent (B).”Copolymers of tannin extracts as wood protection agents”
    • Agosto 2016. World conference of timber engineering. Vienna (A). “Tannin bio-copolymers as wood preservatives”
    • Novembre 2015. Wien Holzschutztage. Vienna (A). “Tannine als Holzschutzwerkstoffe”
    • Novembre 2015. Circular design conference. Kuchl (A). “Tannin foams”
    • Aprile 2015. COST FP1006. Salonicco (G). “Modification of the wood surface with different tannin polymers”
    • Settembre 2014. PTF BPI. Kuchl (A). “Sandwich panels with 100% natural tannin-furanic core”
    • Settembre 2014. PTF BPI. Kuchl (A). “Advanced tannin-based wood preservatives”
    • Novembre 2013. Forum dell´Innovazione. Bergamo (I). “Panoramica dei prodotti piú interessanti sviluppati presso SUAS”
    • Settembre 2013. SMMIB. Kusadasi (TR). “Hydrophobic tannin-based foams”
    • Marzo 2013.  FTP-c8 Inspiring Horizons. Barcelona (S). “Formaldehyde-free tannin foams”
    • Marzo 2013. Young Researcher Forum. Barcelona (S).  “Formaldehyde-free tannin foams”
    • Settembre 2012. ECWM6. Lubiana (SL). “Wood modification through tannin infiltration”
    • Settembre 2012. COST FP1006. Lubiana (SL). “Report of STSM”
    • Aprile 2012. Training School. COST FP1006. Kuchl (A)
    • Giugno 2011. CIMAD. Coimbra (P).”Tannin-boron wood preservatives”
    • Giugno 2008. ICYC. Penang (M). “Tannin based organic foams”
    • Luglio 2007. Lignocarb. Nancy (F). “Tannin based  carbon foams”
    • Marzo 2006. COST E34. Bruxelles (B). “Study of the crosslinking of waterproof PVAc copolymers”

Conferences – Poster

    • 2018. ECWM9. Arnhem (NL). “Water resistant tannin polymers”
    • 2017. COST FP1407. Kuchl (A).”Interreg ITAT – InCIMa project – 2023″
    • 2017. HPLC Symposium. Prague (CZ).”A new challenge – Development of purification method for industrially extracted Mimosa tannin”
    • 2015. COST 1307. Koper (SL).”Life cycle assessment of a novel tannin-­boron association for wood protection”
    • 2012. ECWM6. Lubiana (SL). “Wood modification through tannin infiltration”
    • 2012. FFH. Graz (A). “Formaldehyde-free tannin foams: Press and microwaves production”
    • 2011. LMC. Vienna (A). “Tannin based foams: Raman investigation”
    • 2011. FPS. Portland (US). “Tannin-based wood preservatives”
    • 2011. OGMBH. Urstein (A). “Vibrational studies on tannin-foams”
    • 2010. PTF BPI. Kuchl (A). “Tannin based foams and its derived Carbon Foams”
    • 2010. PTF BPI. Kuchl (A). “Rotational Dowel Welding: Parameters for manually driven cordless screwdriver”
    • 2009. UHP meeting. Nancy (F). “Tannin based rigid foams: Characterisation and modifications”
    • 2007. Lignocarb. Nancy (F). “Green Adhesives: Particleboard based on green adhesives”
    • 2006. Ecowood. Oporto (P). “Natural glues in wood welding: Non-toxic fillers in linear friction wood welding”
    • 2006. SCI. Firenze (I). “Polyvinylacetate modifications: Activation of NMA through acidic compounds”

Conferences – Membership


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