A SYNERGIC EFFECT OF WATER-BASED ACRYLIC RESIN WITH BORIC ACID ON LEACHABILITY


Özgenç Keleş Ö., Durmaz S.

WOOD RESEARCH, vol.68, no.2, pp.268-278, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.37763/wr.1336-4561/68.2.268278
  • Journal Name: WOOD RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Compendex, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-278
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, the Scots pine wood samples were impregnated (single treatment) with boric acid combined with two types of water-based acrylic resin (pure acrylic and semi-translucent acrylic emulsion) to limit the boron leaching and improve the decay resistance. The results showed dimensional stability in anti-swelling efficiency and water absorption improved in wood specimens treated with boric acid and acrylic types. While the leachability was over 90% for only 3% boric acid-impregnated wood (control), it was calculated at 36% for acrylic emulsions-impregnated wood. Although there were no weight losses for the unleached woods, it was up to 9% for leached woods impregnated with acrylic resin and emulsion. The 25% acrylic emulsion had no weight losses after the leaching test for Coniophora puteana and Trametes versicolor. The boric acid combined with acrylic resin can improve the leaching resistance with the synergic effect, enhancing resistance against biological threats.