Resistance of two commercial cement-bonded rubberwood particle composites to decay and termites

Wong, Andrew H.H (2000) Resistance of two commercial cement-bonded rubberwood particle composites to decay and termites. International Research Group on Wood Protection. ISSN 2000-8953

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Two types of cement-bonded rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis) particle composites (tradenames: CemboardTM” and PrimaflexTM in Malaysia), were evaluated for termite resistance (prevalent termite: Coptotermes curvignathus) in the field, and decay resistance (test white rot fungi: Schizophyllum commune and Pycnoporus sanguineus; test brown rot fungus: Gloeophyllum trabeum; test soft rot fungi: Phialophora fastigiata and compost-Chaetomium globosum mixed inocula) in the laboratory. Three termite- or decay- susceptible wood materials [rubberwood, kempas (Koompasia malaccensis) and radiata pine (Pinus radiata) pressed pulp] were also included for comparison. Both types of wood-cement composites were consistently shown to be immune to decay fungi and subterranean termites, recording also much lower final moisture contents of the composites compared with rubberwood, kempas and radiata pine pressed pulp. These wood-cement composites are therefore suitable for use in a severe decay and termite hazard.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cement-bonded particleboard, Hevea brasiliensis, termite resistance, decay resistance, wood durability, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 06:41
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 06:41

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