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Influence of Copper and Biopolymer/Saqez Resin on the Properties of Poplar Wood

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College of Material Science and Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
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Department of Natural Resources and Earth Science, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord 64165478, Iran
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Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Department of Wood Science, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, 1501 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Forests 2020, 11(6), 667; https://doi.org/10.3390/f11060667
Received: 6 May 2020 / Revised: 6 June 2020 / Accepted: 10 June 2020 / Published: 11 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Performance of Wood and Wood-Based Materials)
There is an increasing trend in the use of environmentally-friendly materials in wood protection. This includes the use of less toxic active ingredients, as well as better fixation. This study investigates the formulation based on the combination of copper and Saqez resin on the physical and biological resistance properties of poplar wood. Samples were treated by either copper-ethanolamine (Cu/MEA) and/or Saqez resin at various treatment levels. A vacuum pressure procedure was applied. The retention, weight percent gain, water absorption, volumetric swelling, and decay resistance of the samples were then determined. The highest retention and weight percent gain were obtained in the samples treated with the combination of copper-based system and Saqez resin. Additionally, the combination of the copper and Saqez improved the physical properties and decay-resistance against white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor. View Full-Text
Keywords: Saqez; copper; physical properties; biological resistance; performance Saqez; copper; physical properties; biological resistance; performance
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Dong, H.; Bahmani, M.; Rahimi, S.; Humar, M. Influence of Copper and Biopolymer/Saqez Resin on the Properties of Poplar Wood. Forests 2020, 11, 667.

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