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Title: Laboratory tests on fungal resistance of wood filled polyethylene composites

Source: ANTEC 2002 Annual Tecnical Conference : May 5-9, 2002, San Francisco, CA. : conference proceedings. Volume II, Materials. S.l. : Society of Plastics Engineers, 2002: p. 2219-2222

Author(s)Clemons, Craig M.; Ibach, Rebecca E.

Publication Year: 2002  View PDF »

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Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: A standard method for determining the durability of structural wood was modified for testing the fungal resistance of composites made from high density polyethylene filled with 50% wood flour. Moisture content, mechanical properties, and weight loss were measured over 12 weeks exposure to brown-and white-rot fungi. Mechanical properties were decreased, but irreversible damage due to water sorption made separating this effect from that of fungal attack difficult. Further modifications to test methodology are suggested.

Keywords: Wood-destroying fungi, wood filled polyethylene composites, composite products, polyethylene, laboratory tests

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RITS Product ID: 15176
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Clemons, Craig M.
Materials Research Engineer
Ibach, Rebecca E.
Research Chemist
 

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