Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (1.02 MB bytes)

Title: Several vapor phase chemical treatments for dimensional stabilization of wood

Author: Barnes, H.M.; Choong, E.T.; Mcllhenny, R.C.;

Date: 1969

Source: Forest Products Journal, Vol. 19(3): 35-39

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: A bench-scale system for the impregnation of wood with volatile compounds was constructed for the purpose of testing the system concept and evaluating various polymeric bulking materials as dimensional stabilizing agents. Provisions were incorporated for recycling the treating material, introduction of two separate materials alternately or simultaneously, timed-cycle treatment, control of wood temperature, and removal of the treatment cyclinder for further off-system processing of the treated wood without violating the treatment atmosphere. Treatment with vinyl chloride was not successful, but treatment with ethylene oxide gave good results. Much better treatment and stabilization were obtained with the oscillating pressure method than with the constant pressure method. Rather high anti-swell efficiency values were obtained with low polymer loading, which suggests that stabilization with ethylene oxide occurred by ethoxylation in conjuction with bulking.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Barnes, H.M.; Choong, E.T.; Mcllhenny, R.C. 1969. Several vapor phase chemical treatments for dimensional stabilization of wood. Forest Products Journal, Vol. 19(3): 35-39

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.