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Protection of Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) materials against fungal decay and discolouration by treatment with wood preservatives

Authors
  • Möller, Ralf1
  • Mild, Gundula1
  • 1 BASF Wolman GmbH, Biological Testing Laboratory, Dr Wolman Str 31-33, Sinzheim, 76547, Germany , Sinzheim (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Date
Nov 15, 2018
Volume
77
Issue
1
Pages
139–145
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00107-018-1371-3
Source
Springer Nature
License
Yellow

Abstract

The efficacy of wood preservatives in protecting lignocellulosic materials of the gramineous species Phyllostachys pubescens (Moso bamboo) against decay by brown-, white- and soft rot fungi and discolouration by mould fungi was investigated. Vacuum treatment with copper amine and metal-free preservatives protected the bamboo material from attack by decay fungi. Solution uptake of the bamboo material was lower than that of the woody reference materials and must be considered for the treatment process. Dipping treatment with the metal-free preservative inhibited growth of mould fungi and prevented discolouration of the material. Untreated bamboo material was more susceptible to decay by white- and soft rot fungi than to decay by brown rot fungi but was generally more resistant to decay than the untreated wooden reference materials.

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