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Evaluation of teak sawdayst Tectona grandis L Fil as a potential source to obtain a natural wood preservative in Colombia
2004 - IRG/WP 04-30356
Plantation Teak (Tectona grandis L. Fil) has been tested as a possible source of natural wood preservatives due to the known excellent durability of old-growth teak wood. Field tests (ground proximity termite and above ground simulated decking exposures) were established in Colombia in April 2003 at two different test sites with different climates (Tropical Dry and Rain forest). Teak heartwood ex...
A Castillo, Y Cabrera, A F Preston, R Morris


Acetylation of pine wood in Uruguay
2022 - IRG/WP 22-40927
As a renewable material, wood is susceptible to decay by biologic (fungi, insects) and non biologic (water, radiation, mechanical wear, etc) agents. Such agents are controlled by using wood species of high natural durability, or by protecting the wood through drying, construction design, or the application of preservatives. The latter method has been and still is the most used in Uruguay, usually ...
C M Ibáñez, L Castillo