Amount of leachant and water absorption levels of wood treated with borates and water repellents

Baysal E., Sonmez A., Colak M., Toker H.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.97, no.18, pp.2271-2279, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biortech.2005.10.044
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2271-2279
  • Keywords: wood, water repellents, borates, amount of leachant, water absorption, polyethylene glycol-400, BORIC-ACID, BORON, ENHANCEMENT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Wood protection efficacy of borates against biological agents, flame retardancy, and suitability to the environment is well known. Since borates can be applied to timber as water based solutions, they are preferred economically as well. Even though they are highly mobile in wood, boron compounds are widely used in timber preservation. Borates migrate in liquid and increase the hygroscopicity of wood in damp conditions.