What is it about?

A protective coating material from arid grass for protecting wood against termites. A protective coating material is obtained from an arid grass Triodia pungens. It is used as obtained without any chemical or enzymatic modifications.

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Why is it important?

Biobased resins and low toxic pesticide or termiticide are required for reducing economical loss by protecting the wooden-based building materials.

Perspectives

Resistance of coated wood blocks against termite (M. darwiniensis) attack is high.

Dr Pratheep K Annamalai
University of Queensland

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This page is a summary of: Optimisation of resin extraction from an Australian arid grass ‘Triodia pungens’ and its preliminary evaluation as an anti-termite timber coating, Industrial Crops and Products, August 2014, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.04.045.
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