Developments in the protection of wood and wood-based products

IRG/WP 340

J M Baker

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the field of wood protection. This current review highlights how modern techniques have provided greater insight into the biological and physical processes affecting the durability of wood and wood-based products. Emphasis is also given to developments in preservative testing methodology and to the encouraging changes towards both the correct use of timber and the improvement of Standards and Codes of Practice. A final section, on recent technical developments in wood preservation, considers subjects ranging from an evaluation of new specific biocides to methods of increasing the permeability of refractory timber species.


Keywords: BIOCIDES; BOARDS; CODES OF PRACTICE; STANDARDS; FINISHES; MOISTURE UPTAKE; UPTAKE; NON-BIOCIDAL TREATMENTS; TEST METHODOLOGY; TREATMENTS

Conference: 80-05-05/09 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


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