Biodegradation of acetylated southern pine and aspen composition boards
P Chow, T Harp, R Meimban, J A Youngquist, R M Powell
This objective of this study was to investigate the influence of the acetylation treated wood fiber, Phenol-formaldehyde resin content level, two wood fiber species, three fungi species on the dimensional stability and decay resistence of high density composition boards. A standard ASTM method was used to evaluate weight loss and thickness change. The linear shrinkage and expansion of each species were also determined. All specimens were exposed to decay chambers for 16 weeks. Test results indicated that most of the main factors significantly influence the thickness and length changes and the decay resistance of the high density composition boards.
Keywords: BROWN ROT; COMPOSITION BOARD; DECAY; DIMENSIONAL STABILITY; DURABILITY; FIBREBOARDS; FUNGI; LINEAR-CHANGE; PF; PHENOLIC RESIN; SPECIFIC GRAVITY; THICKNESS CHANGE; WEIGHT LOSS; WHITE ROT; WOOD-BASE PANEL
Conference: 94-05-29...06-03, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia