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Vina Yang

Vina Yang
Durability and Wood Protection Research
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
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Natural fumigants protect wood against termites

Year: 2010
Forest Products Laboratory researchers discovered that essential oils from some common plants such as dill, rosemary and lemongrass can be used as fumigants to kill termites.

Sol-gel technology to enhance performance properties of wood or wood fiber

Year: 2010
With support from industry partners, FPL researchers are developing new sol-gel technologies to enhance performance properties of wood or wood fiber. Sol-gel technologies are wet-chemical techniques that are widely used in the fields of materials science and ceramic engineering.

Cellulose Nanocrystals Chemically Entrap Biocide in Wood

Year: 2015
Can cellulose nanomaterials play a role in the development of novel preservatives to protect wood products from biodeterioration?