Surface and system treatments of wood for outdoor use

IRG/WP 06-30412

B Jacobsen, F G Evans

The project “Surface and system treatment of wood for outdoor use” was initiated the summer 2001. The project evaluates environmentally friendly preservatives and water borne coating systems, to find the best protection for timber indented for outdoor use. The wood species selected as test material were pine and spruce. The different treatments were exposed in several outdoor accelerated tests as well as laboratory tests. The test methods were not standardised. In the project, one of the goals was also to evaluate the different test methods. Institutes in Norway and Sweden have been involved in the testing and evaluation procedure.

Keywords: above ground tests, preservatives, surface treatment

Conference: 06-06-18/22 Tromsoe, Norway

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