Accession Number:

ADA148826

Title:

Marine Exposure of Preservative-Treated Small Wood Panels.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research note,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Small wood panels treated with many different chemicals have been exposed to limnorian and teredine marine borers in the sea at Key West, Florida. These preservatives and treatments include creosotes with and without modification, waterborne salts, salt-creosote dual treatments, chemical modifications of wood, and modified polymers. In spite of the accelerated nature of this test, many treated panels remain free of attack after 13-12 years in the sea. Untreated panels have been badly damaged by marine borers in 6 to 18 months. Borer activity has lessened in recent years. Keywords Wood preservation, marine borers, creosote, Limnoria, teredines, CCA, durability.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Plastics
  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE