K. S. Shiny

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The termites, wood decay fungi and insect/marine borers cause immense damage to wood and wood products. Shellac, produced by lac insects, is used in various applications including formulation of varnishes. Shellac based varnishes were tested for their efficacy in protecting wood in terrestrial and marine conditions. Tests were carried out as per BIS(More)
Among several factors leading to biodegradation of wood, termites are one of the most damaging agents to wooden structures worldwide. To avoid environmental pollution and health problems caused by the use of synthetic pesticides, wood preservation research is currently focusing on discovery and application of termiticides derived from plants. This paper(More)
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