A review of preservative treatment of wood


16th International Conference on Furniture and Equipping of Interiors, Zagreb, Croatia, 14 October 2005, pp.9-12 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Zagreb
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-12
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The preservative treatment of wood was reviewed according to the literature. Wood may be protected from the action of destructive agents -such as fungi, insects, marine organisms, and fire-by preservative treatment (Tsoumis, 1991). In this case, wood preservative chemicals can be impregnated into wood by various processes using a variety of carrier solvents or gases (Eaton and Hale, 1993). However, the structure of wood differs between and within a species has a great effect on preservative treatment (Smith and Lee, 1958; Comstock, 1970; Siau, 1971). This affects the preservative uptake despite the pressure being applied. Therefore, the difficulty of obtaining satisfactory treatment of some species of wood a problem facing the timber preservation industry.