Effect of vapour boron treatment on mechanical properties of wood based board materials
R Hashim, D J Dickinson, R J Murphy, J Dinwoodie
The mechanical properties of Medium density fibre board, Chipboard and Oriented strand board were investigated after treatment to two retention levels of boric acid applied as a vapour phase system. A range of mechanical properties were investigated. The vapour boron treatment does not have any significant effect on most of the mechanical properties of the boards. The exception is a reduction in impact strength especially at the higher retention level.