Use of the Pilodyn to assess deterioration of treated aspen waferboard after 30 months of outdoor exposure

IRG/WP 2254

E L Schmidt, M G Dietz

Samples of preservative treated aspen waferboard exposed outdoors for 30 mo. were compared using pin penetrations of the 6 Joule Pilodyn. These results correlated well with rankings of treatment performance based on more laborious standard mechanical tests, and demonstrate the potential for use of the Pilodyn as a tool to evaluate wood composites in test exposures with minimal destruction.


Keywords: PILODYN; WAFERBOARD; STRENGTH TESTS; POPULUS TREMULOIDES; BOARD MATERIALS; ACA; COPPER/FLUORINE; TBTO; COPPER-8-QUINOLINOLATE; IPBC

Conference: 86-05-26/30 Avignon, France


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