Effect of coatings on the durability of birch and spruce plywood: Part 2: Biological durability

Antti Nurmi, Hannu Viitanen

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Abstract

Several different coated birch and spruce plywood types were investigated in Finland using the combination of outdoor weathering and decay test EN 12038. The most important factor to affect on the biological performance of birch plywood, coated and uncoated, was edge sealing. For spruce plywood edge sealing had a smaller effect. However, in spite of positive effect against decay, edge sealing did not prevent wetting during the decay test. One year outdoor weathering did not have a significant effect on painted plywood when compared to samples stored in the laboratory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 41st Annual Meeting of International Research Group on Wood Protection
Subtitle of host publicationBiarritz, France, 9-13 May 2010
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event41st Annual Meeting of IRG-WP International Research Group on Wood Protection - Biarritz, France
Duration: 9 May 201013 May 2010

Conference

Conference41st Annual Meeting of IRG-WP International Research Group on Wood Protection
CountryFrance
CityBiarritz
Period9/05/1013/05/10

Keywords

  • Coatings
  • plywood
  • weathering
  • decay
  • edge sealing

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    Nurmi, A., & Viitanen, H. (2010). Effect of coatings on the durability of birch and spruce plywood: Part 2: Biological durability. In The 41st Annual Meeting of International Research Group on Wood Protection: Biarritz, France, 9-13 May 2010 [IRG/WP 10-40527] https://www.irg-wp.com/irgdocs/details.php?96ea0cbb-1e07-3d09-f60b-5a1a19e27a5f