Evaluation of Three Fungicidal Treatments for Wool Felt
Final rept. Jun 1985-Jun 1986
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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In order to compare the effectiveness of fungicidal treatments, wool felt sheet was treated with three fungicides and evaluated for resistance to leaching and microbial deterioration in soil burial, The dihydroxydichlorodiphenyl methane G-4 treatment was nonprotective against microbial deterioration and the salicylanilide treatment was only marginally protective. Copper-8-quinolinolate was the only fungicide, in this study, that provided durable protection against biodeterioration in soil burial. The data suggest that copper-8-quinolinolate should be included as an alternative fungicide in Military Specification MIL-F-2312. In addition, performance testing in this case, soil burial should be included in military specifications wherever possible. Keywords Woolen textiles, Felts, Fungicidal treatments, Moisture resistance, Microbial deterioration, Contamination fungicide.
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