Preservative Characteristics of Bamboo Treated by Camphor Leaves Extract
In this study, Camphor leaves for the experimental materials, the activated composition was extracted by water, its consistency was 10%, and so the water extract was namely reagent A. The reagent B was obtained from added 5% MUF resins in reagent A, and the reagent C was obtained from added 10% MUF resins in reagent A. The Moso bamboo was treated respective by reagent A, reagent B, reagent C through vacuum/pressure process and the ability of resisted mould and mildew was tested. The results showed: The decay resistance of treated was stronger clearly than control, the weight lost rate was between 4% and 7%, it was up to the high anti-decay level. The decay resistance of treated by reagent B was strongest, so the appropriate MUF resins had function of fixation agent. The MOE and MOR of treated bamboo was almost equation to control. And the MOE and MOR of B and C was higher than control and A. It was feasible methods that the water extract of Camphor leaves was used to be a natural preservative. It was safe to human, animal, environment and the treated bamboo was an environmental friendly material.
Huaiying Zhou, Tianlong Gu, Daoguo Yang, Zhengyi Jiang, Jianmin Zeng
G. Q. Xu et al., "Preservative Characteristics of Bamboo Treated by Camphor Leaves Extract", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 197-198, pp. 953-956, 2011