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Eco friendly Preservatives
Eco friendly Preservatives
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Eco friendly Preservatives
In the present scenario, Chemicals like copper, chromium boron and arsenic are being practiced in treating the panel products to protect from insect and termite attack and also to enhance the service life of the products. Chromium (VI) inhibits respiration by inactivating the enzymes involved in other physiological processes. According to study, chromium(VI) at 10mg/kg body weights causes liver necrosis, nephritis and death in man. Chromium is on the way to get banned as it causes environmental pollution. As chromium remains as a fixing agent in almost all preservative chemical solutions, it is essential to find out alternative wood preservative chemicals. IPIRTI has initiated study to utililze copper ethanolamine borax based preservative for plywood. Chromium is being replaced by environment friendly ethanolamine.
Eco friendly preservatives like neem oil, cashew nut shell liquid and chitin synthesis inhibitors have been developed at IPIRTI which are non toxic and help in improving the service-life of the products
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