New Process for Preserving Lumber

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New Process for Preserving Lumber

Pressure treating – which involves putting lumber inside a pressurized watertight tank and forcing chemicals into the boards – has been used for more than a century to help stave off the fungus that causes wood rot in wet environments. Now Georgia Tech researchers have developed a new method that could one day replace conventional pressure treating as a way to make lumber not only fungal-resistant but also nearly impervious to water.

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Research, Building Construction, Environment
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wood, lumber, pressure treated, preservation, wood rot
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Feb 14, 2020 - 10:31am
  • Last Updated: Feb 14, 2020 - 10:31am