Field Testing of Copper Carboxylate Preservatives

IRG/WP 03-30322

H M Barnes, M G Sanders, T L Amburgey

This paper details our ongoing experience with field testing of copper naphthenate and other copper carboxylate preservative systems. Results from field stake tests at an AWPA Hazard Zone 4 test site are presented. In general, copper carboxylates made with ‘synthetics’ yielded results equivalent to or only slightly lower than systems with straight nap acids or nap acids amended with synthetic neo acid bottoms.

Keywords: Copper carboxylates, preservatives, copper naphthenate, copper neodecanoate, copper propionate, copper abietate, copper oleate, stake tests

Conference: 03-05-18/23 Brisbane, Australia

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