Oxygen index levels and thermal analysis of wood treated with melamine-formaldehyde-boron combinations

IRG/WP 97-30135

M K Yalinkilic, W-Y Su, Z Demirci, E Baysal, M Takahashi, S Ishihara

Melamine formaldehyde (MF) resin was impregnated into scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) specimens with aqueous solutions of 5, 10 and 20% concs. Boric acid (BA) and borax (BX) was added to MF resin at the concentration levels of 0.25, 1.00 and 4.70% to each level of resin concs. BA and BX mixture was prepared at the 5:1 (w/w) ratio considering resultant pH of solutions and better fire resistance. Untreated and treated wood with all combinations were subjected to oxygen index test according to ASTM D 2863-91 and thermal analysis. Results were evaluated in terms of improvement of fire retarding performances of wood by sole or combination treatments.


Keywords: FIRE RESISTANCE OF WOOD; THERMOGRAVIMETRY; DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS; MELAMINE FORMALDEHYDE; BORON

Conference: 97-05-25/30 Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


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