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    Author(s): Stan Lebow
    Date: 2007
    Source: Wood Protection 2006 : March 21-23, 2006 ... New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2007: ISBN: 1892529483: pages 57-64.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The wood species most commonly used in construction have little natural durability Thus, they are treated with preservatives when used in conditions that favor biodeterioration. The type of preservative used varies with the type of wood product, exposure condition, and specific agent of deterioration. This paper discusses the characteristics of several preservative systems, which are grouped on the basis of their ability to protect wood in a range of exposure environments. Copper remains the primary biocide component used to protect wood used in contact with the ground or fully exposed to the weather, but preservatives containing boron or organic biocides are gaining importance for more protected applications. The treated wood industry continues to undergo a transition, moving from the use of broad-spectrum preservative systems toward preservatives that are more closely matched to the building application and exposure environment.

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    Lebow, Stan. 2007. Preservative treatments for building components. Wood Protection 2006 : March 21-23, 2006 ... New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2007: ISBN: 1892529483: pages 57-64.

    Keywords

    Insecticides, wood preservation, fungicides, water repellents, copper, wood biodegradation, wood deterioration, wood preservatives, exposure, biodegradation, borates, preservative treated wood, environmental aspects, preservatives, building materials, service life, durability, resistance to decay, biocides, water repellent preservatives, treated wood, review article

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