Friday, 25 November 2016

Feasibility study of utilization of commercially available polyurethane resins to develop non-biocidal wood preservation treatments

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DOI: 10.1007/s00107-016-1128-9

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Mubarok, M., Hadi, Y.S., Suryana, J. et al. Eur. J. Wood Prod. (2016). doi:10.1007/s00107-016-1128-9

  • Mahdi Mubarok
  • Yusuf Sudo Hadi
  • Jajang Suryana
  • Wayan Darmawan
  • Frédéric Simon
  • Stéphane Dumarcay
  • Christine Gérardin
  • Philippe Gérardin

Evaluation of commercially available polyurethane resins used up to now for coating applications to develop non-biocidal wood preservation treatments has been conducted. A simple method of vacuum impregnation of these resins into beech wood (Fagus sylvatica L.) and pine wood (Pinus sylvestris L.) samples followed by varied curing processes at ambient temperature, 103, and 200 °C has been performed. Based on the analysis of weight percent gain before and after leaching, treatment resistance to leaching, anti-swelling efficiency, wettability and decay durability measured for treated and untreated blocks after leaching with the white-rot fungus Coriolus versicolor for both wood species and the brown-rot fungi Poria placenta and Gloeophyllum trabeum for pine wood, it can be concluded that such treatment can be considered as potential valuable non-biocidal treatments.


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