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Wax and oil emulsion additives: How effective are they at improving the performance of preservative-treated wood?

Evans, Philip; Wingate-Hill, Robin; Cunningham, Ross

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Wax or oil emulsion additives are incorporated into aqueous wood preservatives to improve the appearance of treated wood exposed outdoors. But, which type of additive is more effective? How is the performance of wood treated with an oil-modified preservative influenced by the quantity of oil emulsion additive in the treatment solution? This study attempted to answer these questions. The checking of radiata pine which had been treated with a chromated copper arsenate preservative containing oil...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34807
Source: Forest Products Journal

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