HCB - a new preservative combination for wood pole maintenance
A K Lahiry
New combination of heavy creosoted boron (HCB) applied on hardwood and softwood logs at different moisture content revealed successful diffusion of boron in all sapwoods within 7 days and in all sapwoods plus hardwoods within 15 days. The new cost effective paste sterilizes wood through diffusion and suitable for pole maintenance at groundline and above groundline e.g. cut ends, drilled holes, woodpecker's holes etc.
Keywords: CREOSOTE; BORON; HEAVY CREOSOTED BORON; CCA; DIFFUSION; PREMATURE FAILURE; SERVICE LIFE; BIOCIDES; COST EFFECTIVENESS; HARDWOODS; REMEDIAL TREATMENT