Day: April 6, 2012

Keeping Wood Preservatives Where They Belong: In the Wood

A team of Michigan Technological University scientists has used nanotechnology to keep the chemicals inside the wood where they belong. “It’s a new method that uses nanoparticles to deliver preservatives into the lumber,” said chemistry professor Patricia Heiden. “In our experiments, it reduced the leaching of biocides by 90 percent…” [read more]