Insects 2011, 2(4), 462-468; doi:10.3390/insects2040462

Termite Resistant Properties of Sisal Fiberboards

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Received: 9 September 2011; in revised form: 17 October 2011 / Accepted: 18 October 2011 / Published: 31 October 2011
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Abstract: A study was carried out to test sisal (Agave sisalana Perrine) fiberboards properties as building materials against Asian subterranean termite, Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann). Evaluation was in the laboratory according to the JWPA Standard-TW-S.1-1992. To improve mechanical properties of fiberboards made from sisal fibers, the boards were overlaid by rubber veneer, betung bamboo matting or formica. Result showed that the formica-overlaid sisal fiberboards performed better than other overlaid fiberboards against C. gestroi.
Keywords: sisal fiberboard; termite-resistance; Coptotermes gestroi; JWPA Standard-TW-S.1-1992
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Syamani, F.A.; Subiyanto, B.; Massijaya, M.Y. Termite Resistant Properties of Sisal Fiberboards. Insects 2011, 2, 462-468.

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Syamani FA, Subiyanto B, Massijaya MY. Termite Resistant Properties of Sisal Fiberboards. Insects. 2011; 2(4):462-468.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Syamani, Firda Aulya; Subiyanto, Bambang; Massijaya, Muhamad Yusram. 2011. "Termite Resistant Properties of Sisal Fiberboards." Insects 2, no. 4: 462-468.

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