The purpose of this paper is to comment very briefly upon recent developments in wood preservation so that members of the Working Group have a basic knowledge of the activities in other countries. The last paper was prepared in 1974 and this paper refers to developments since that time. The last edition of this paper was welcomed by members of IRG. Many members wrote to the author to express their interest and to ask for further information but, unfortunately, very few members have contributed Information. As a result this present paper has been prepared largely from information assembled by Penarth Research Centre and its scope is naturally restricted as a result. If this regular paper on recent developments is to be a useful contribution to the work of IRG, it is necessary for all members to contribute their comments regularly so that they can be incorporated briefly in this review. Some members have stated that they have nothing to contribute from their own work but it is equally important that they should report developments by other workers in their own countries, either by submitting a comment themselves or asking the research organisation involved to write direct to the author of this paper.
Keywords: ALL WEATHER WOOD FOUNDATION; CCA; DIOXINS; HEALTH & SAFETY; PETROLEUM CRISIS; PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION; WOOD PRESERVATION