Role of Global Cooperation in Wood Protection for Conserving Forest Resources

IRG/WP 07-50249

J J Morrell, G Deroubaix

The current uses of treated wood are discussed along with the emerging concerns for continued use of these products. The issues of new chemicals, treatments for wood based composites, migration of chemicals from treated wood, and the disposal of these products at the end of their useful life are all outlined. The potential for the IRG to serve as the focus for research discussion as well as collaborative projects to help enhance wood performance are discussed.

Keywords: treated wood, preservative migration, disposal, supercritical fluids, disposal

Conference: 07-10-29/211-02, Taipei, Taiwan

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