Resistance of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Produced
from Rubberwood, Radiata Pine and Larch Against
Subterranean Termites And White Rot Fungi
Volume 3- Issue 1
Paridah Md Tahir1,2, Juliana Abdul Halip3 and Lee Seng Hua1,2*
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- 1Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
- 2Faculty of Forestry, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
- 3Department of Furniture Design and Manufacturing, University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Lee Seng Hua, Faculty of Forestry, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, University of Putra
Received: May 25, 2018; Published: May 29, 2018
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Laminated veneer lumbers (LVLs) were fabricated using rubber wood, radiate pine and larch wood. Solid rubber wood was used
to serve as control for comparison purpose. All of the wood samples were exposed to subterranean termites and white rot fungi
for durability evaluation. The results showed that rubber wood LVL had the highest resistance against both deterioration agents in
comparison to control, confirming that the resistance of non-durable wood species could be improved by converting them into LVL.
Keywords: Termites resistance; Fungal resistance; Low density wood; Hardwood; Softwood.
Abbreviations: LVL: Laminated Veneer Lumber; PF: Phenol Formaldehyde; AWPA: American Wood Preserves Association; ANOVA:
Analysis of Variance; SPSS: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.
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