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Title: Self-Assembling Nanopolymers for Packaging and Release of Wood Preservatives

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, Research In Progress RIP-4723-015

Author(s)Clausen, Carol

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Vulnerability to moisture and biodeterioration are important limitations to the expected long service life of in-service wood and wood products and can result in substantial economic and resource losses. Each year, decay and termite infestations result in over $10 billion combined damage to wood structures in the United States. Although mold growth does not cause structural damage to wood, it heightens health concerns, and if the moisture level in a building is sufficient for mold growth, other types of biodeterioration will soon follow. Organic biocides are under development for indoor applications for both solid wood and composite building materials. Self-assembling nanopolymer systems for organic biocides may increase the long-term efficacy of organic biocides through controlled release and thus increase durability of building materials treated with nanopolymer-encapsulated biocides.

Keywords: Nanopolymer, controlled release, wood protection, encapsulate

File size: 393 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/07/2010
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Clausen, Carol A.
Supervisory Research Microbiologist

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