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Insects 2011, 2(4), 462-468;

Termite Resistant Properties of Sisal Fiberboards

RDU for Biomaterials, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia
Center for Innovation, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta 12710, Indonesia
Department of Forest Products Technology, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
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Received: 9 September 2011 / Revised: 17 October 2011 / Accepted: 18 October 2011 / Published: 31 October 2011
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: sisal fiberboard; termite-resistance; Coptotermes gestroi; JWPA Standard-TW-S.1-1992 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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