Long-Term Leaching Effect on Decay Resistance of Wood-Plastic Composites Treated with Boron Compounds

Long-Term Leaching Effect on Decay Resistance of Wood-Plastic Composites Treated with Boron... In this study, water absorption, thickness swelling and decay resistance of thermoplastic composites treated with three types of boron compounds was investigated. Spruce wood flour was treated with boric acid (BA), borax (BX) and mixture of BA–BX, and then was reinforced at two loading rate (20 and 40 wt%) in polymer matrix. Decay test of the composites was performed using with a brown rot fungus Coniophora puteana and a white rot fungus Trametes versicolor both for leached and unleached samples. The morphologic evaluations of decayed samples were done by scanning electron microscopy. Composites containing higher wood flour loading resulted in increased water absorption, thickness swelling, weight loss and moisture content. Fungal decay susceptibility of WPCs was influenced by leaching test for 60 days. Boron compound treated composites showed higher weight loss and moisture content than controls in decay test. All tested performance parameters were considerably increased in BX containing composites. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Polymers and the Environment Springer Journals

Long-Term Leaching Effect on Decay Resistance of Wood-Plastic Composites Treated with Boron Compounds

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Chemistry; Polymer Sciences; Environmental Chemistry; Materials Science, general; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
ISSN
1566-2543
eISSN
1572-8900
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10924-017-0992-7
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Abstract

In this study, water absorption, thickness swelling and decay resistance of thermoplastic composites treated with three types of boron compounds was investigated. Spruce wood flour was treated with boric acid (BA), borax (BX) and mixture of BA–BX, and then was reinforced at two loading rate (20 and 40 wt%) in polymer matrix. Decay test of the composites was performed using with a brown rot fungus Coniophora puteana and a white rot fungus Trametes versicolor both for leached and unleached samples. The morphologic evaluations of decayed samples were done by scanning electron microscopy. Composites containing higher wood flour loading resulted in increased water absorption, thickness swelling, weight loss and moisture content. Fungal decay susceptibility of WPCs was influenced by leaching test for 60 days. Boron compound treated composites showed higher weight loss and moisture content than controls in decay test. All tested performance parameters were considerably increased in BX containing composites.

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Journal of Polymers and the EnvironmentSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 17, 2017

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