Resin bleed after light organic solvent preservative treatment - the effect of drying method and process type
The effects of drying method and treatment process type on resin bleed were investigated. High-temperature drying of resinous radiata pine (Pinus radiata D. Don) heartwood resulted in improved wood permeability, higher preservative uptake, and greater resin bleed when treated by the Rueping process. Resin bleed was reduced substantially when timber was treated by the Lowry process, and totally eliminated when Bethell-treated. The incorporation of 2% wax into the preservative formulation may control resin bleed after Rueping treatment.
Keywords: LOSP; HIGH TEMPERATURE DRYING; RESIN BLEED; RUEPING; LOWRY; BETHELL; PRESSURE TREATMENTS; NEW ZEALAND; WAX; PINUS RADIATA