Effective protection of pinewood against fungal attack
¹Chair of Woodworking Department of Polymer Materials, Tallinn University of
Technology, Teaduspargi 5, EE12618, Tallinn, Estonia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
²Centre for Materials Research, Faculty of Chemical and Materials Technology,
Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn EE19086, Estonia
This paper gives an overview about an effective protection technology of pinewood. The new impregnation emulsion based on rapeseed-oil and boron compounds was developed and tested. To compare the efficiency of new impregnate widely used ‘Tanalith E’ wood preservative was used. The obtained results demonstrate that the new impregnation agent ensures effective protection against wood rotting fungi and discolouring fungi. Bio testing according to the EN113 at Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry revealed that the new preservative ensures effective protection against wood rotting fungi (mass loss less than 3%) and discolouring fungi (mould).