Some physical, wood polymer biological, mechanical, and fire properties of composite (WPC) pretreated with boric acid and borax mixture


Baysal E., Yalinkilic M. K. , Altinok M., Sonmez A., Peker H., Colak M.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.21, no.9, pp.1879-1885, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2006.05.026
  • Title of Journal : CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1879-1885

Abstract

Wood polymer composite (WPC) was obtained by vinyl monomers such as styrene (ST), methylmethacrylate (MMA), and their mixture (50:50; volume:volume) of treated sapwood of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). Boric acid (BA) and borax (BX) mixture was impregnated into wood at 1% concentration prior to monomer treatment. Wood polymer composite with and without BA and BX mixture pretreatment was evaluated in terms of some physical, biological, mechanical, and fire properties.