Effect of vapour boron treatment on mechanical properties of wood based board materials

IRG/WP 92-3727

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.


Keywords: BOARD MATERIALS; CHIPBOARD; OSB; MDF; BOND STRENGTH; BORON; MOR; FLAME RETARDANTS; SWELL; VAPOUR BORON

Conference: 92-05-10/15 Harrogate, England, UK


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