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Termite Resistant Properties of Sisal Fiberboards.

Syamani FA, Subiyanto B, Massijaya MY - Insects (2011)

Bottom Line: Evaluation was in the laboratory according to the JWPA Standard-TW-S.1-1992.To improve mechanical properties of fiberboards made from sisal fibers, the boards were overlaid by rubber veneer, betung bamboo matting or formica.Result showed that the formica-overlaid sisal fiberboards performed better than other overlaid fiberboards against C. gestroi.

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Affiliation: RDU for Biomaterials, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia. firda.syamani@biomaterial.lipi.go.id.

ABSTRACT
A study was carried out to test sisal (Agave sisalana Perrine) fiberboards properties as building materials against Asian subterranean termite, Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann). Evaluation was in the laboratory according to the JWPA Standard-TW-S.1-1992. To improve mechanical properties of fiberboards made from sisal fibers, the boards were overlaid by rubber veneer, betung bamboo matting or formica. Result showed that the formica-overlaid sisal fiberboards performed better than other overlaid fiberboards against C. gestroi.

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Termite attack on sisal board with rubber wood veneer overlaid (A), formica overlaid (B) and betung bamboo matting overlaid (C) [12].
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f3-insects-02-00462: Termite attack on sisal board with rubber wood veneer overlaid (A), formica overlaid (B) and betung bamboo matting overlaid (C) [12].

Mentions: The type of overlaying materials did not affect sisal fiberboard weight loss and showed no significant difference at 95% confidence level. Visual observation showed that termite attacked the core parts of the board as a manisfestation of cryptobiotic characteristic. The termite attack on the formica-overlaid sisal fiberboards was lower than on rubber veneer or bamboo matting overlaid sisal fiberboards, although the amount of sisal fibers in formica-overlaid sisal fiberboard was higher than in sisal fiberboard with rubber veneer or bamboo matting overlaying. The density of formica (1.17 g/cm3) was higher than rubber veneer and betung bamboo matting, 0.57 g/cm3 and 0.53 g/cm3, respectively. Formica surface was impregnated with melamine, producing a hard surface. Therefore, termite did not attack formica but attacked only the core parts of the board. While in contrast, rubber veneer and bamboo matting are susceptible to termite attack. Sisal fiberboards with rubber veneer and bamboo overlaying weight loss were higher because termites attack the overlaying materials and also sisal fiber at the core part of the boards. Figure 3 shows termite attack on sisal fiberboards with various overlaying.


Termite Resistant Properties of Sisal Fiberboards.

Syamani FA, Subiyanto B, Massijaya MY - Insects (2011)

Termite attack on sisal board with rubber wood veneer overlaid (A), formica overlaid (B) and betung bamboo matting overlaid (C) [12].
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f3-insects-02-00462: Termite attack on sisal board with rubber wood veneer overlaid (A), formica overlaid (B) and betung bamboo matting overlaid (C) [12].
Mentions: The type of overlaying materials did not affect sisal fiberboard weight loss and showed no significant difference at 95% confidence level. Visual observation showed that termite attacked the core parts of the board as a manisfestation of cryptobiotic characteristic. The termite attack on the formica-overlaid sisal fiberboards was lower than on rubber veneer or bamboo matting overlaid sisal fiberboards, although the amount of sisal fibers in formica-overlaid sisal fiberboard was higher than in sisal fiberboard with rubber veneer or bamboo matting overlaying. The density of formica (1.17 g/cm3) was higher than rubber veneer and betung bamboo matting, 0.57 g/cm3 and 0.53 g/cm3, respectively. Formica surface was impregnated with melamine, producing a hard surface. Therefore, termite did not attack formica but attacked only the core parts of the board. While in contrast, rubber veneer and bamboo matting are susceptible to termite attack. Sisal fiberboards with rubber veneer and bamboo overlaying weight loss were higher because termites attack the overlaying materials and also sisal fiber at the core part of the boards. Figure 3 shows termite attack on sisal fiberboards with various overlaying.

Bottom Line: Evaluation was in the laboratory according to the JWPA Standard-TW-S.1-1992.To improve mechanical properties of fiberboards made from sisal fibers, the boards were overlaid by rubber veneer, betung bamboo matting or formica.Result showed that the formica-overlaid sisal fiberboards performed better than other overlaid fiberboards against C. gestroi.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: RDU for Biomaterials, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia. firda.syamani@biomaterial.lipi.go.id.

ABSTRACT
A study was carried out to test sisal (Agave sisalana Perrine) fiberboards properties as building materials against Asian subterranean termite, Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann). Evaluation was in the laboratory according to the JWPA Standard-TW-S.1-1992. To improve mechanical properties of fiberboards made from sisal fibers, the boards were overlaid by rubber veneer, betung bamboo matting or formica. Result showed that the formica-overlaid sisal fiberboards performed better than other overlaid fiberboards against C. gestroi.

No MeSH data available.