Evaluation of accelerated decay of wood plastic composites by Xylophagus fungi

@inproceedings{LomelRamrez2009EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of accelerated decay of wood plastic composites by Xylophagus fungi},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Guadalupe Lomel{\'i}-Ram{\'i}rez and H{\'e}ctor Guillermo Ochoa-Ru{\'i}z and Francisco Javier Fuentes-Talavera and Salvador Garc{\'i}a-Enriquez and Ma Cerpa-Gallegos and Jos{\'e} Antonio Silva-Guzm{\'a}n},
  year={2009}
}
The resistance to fungal attack of wood plastic composites (WPCs) containing 40% polypropylene and 60% either pine, maple or oak, wt%/wt%, was examined. WPCs specimens were made using the hot press system. Resistance to decay was evaluated using soil block and agar tests. Test specimens were exposed to either white-rot fungi, Trametes versicolor or Phanerochaete chrysosporium, or the brown-rot fungi Gloeophyllum trabeum or Postia placenta for six or 12 weeks. Moisture content and weight loss… CONTINUE READING
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