Three years of field tests with "Lignomer" stakes in ground contact
The "Lignomer" (Wood Polymer Composite) is a material obtained during the polymerisation of various monomers or its mixtures in wood. As laboratory tests have shown, this material is characterized by a high resistance against biological deteriorating agents. The laboratory investigations on the durability of various materials against biological deterioration are in many instances extended by field tests, in a natural environment. These tests are a very essential link in the evaluation of the durability of wood in complex investigations, taking into consideration the various aspects of the usage of wood modified with chemical agents. Actually, the experimental production of "Lignomer" in Poland is beginning and application of this material in various conditions demand a research programme to establish the durability of this WPC under conditions of weather exposure in close contact with soil.
Keywords: CHEMICAL MODIFICATION; ALNUS GLUTINOSA; LIGNOMER; FIELD TEST; POLYMERS; POLAND; DECAY RESISTANCE; STRENGTH TESTS; STAKES; WPC