Pilodyn Evaluation of Treated Waferboard in Field Exposure


  • Elmer L. Schmidt
  • Mark G. Dietz


Pilodyn, waferboard, preservatives, strength tests, field exposure


Samples of preservative-treated aspen waferboard exposed outdoors for 30 months were compared using pin penetrations of the 6-Joule Pilodyn. These results correlated well with rankings of treatment performance based on more laborious standard mechanical tests, and demonstrate the potential for use of the Pilodyn as a tool to evaluate wood composites in test exposures with minimal destruction.


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