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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.