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Comparison of disodium octaborate tetrahydrate-based and tannin-boron-based formulations as fire retardant for wood structures

Author
Monton, J.; Haurie, L.; Lacasta, A.M; Tondi, G.; Wieland, S.; Petutschnigg, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Fire and materials
Date of publication
2013-06-20
Volume
38
Number
3
First page
381
Last page
390
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2186 Open in new window
Abstract
Boron-based formulations are used to improve the service life of timber. On the one hand, boron-treated wood increases resistance to biological attacks (e.g. by fungi and insects), and on the other hand, it renders wood more resistant to burning. In the present study, we analyse the fire behaviour of some water-borne formulations containing boron. A completely inorganic formulation (disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT)) is compared with new-generation tannin-based wood preservatives in which t...
Keywords
SEM, boron, fireproof, octaborate, tannin, wood preservative
Group of research
GICITED - Interdisciplinary Group on Building Scienceand and Technology

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