European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 69, Issue 4, pp 667–669 | Cite as

Effectiveness of two chemical preservatives against widespread moulds of high density fibreboard

  • L. Giordano
  • G. Nicolotti
  • R. Zanuttini
  • C. Cremonini
  • P. GonthierEmail author
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In this work the effectiveness of potassium sorbate and condensed tannins against mycelial growth and sporulation of some widespread moulds of High-Density Fibreboards (HDF) for crate production was tested. Laboratory inoculation tests were performed on 130 treated and untreated samples of HDF using the European Standard EN 15457. Potassium sorbate was more effective than condensed tannins and significantly reduced (P<0.05) both mycelial growth and mitospore (conidia) production of mould fungi compared to controls.


Mycelial Growth Condensed Tannin Solid Wood Penicillium Chrysogenum Potassium Sorbate 
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Wirksamkeit zweier chemischer Holzschutzmittel gegen den Befall von hochdichten Faserplatten durch weit verbreitete Schimmelpilze



This research was supported by Novolegno S.p.a. (Montefredane—AV, Italy)—Fantoni Group.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Giordano
    • 1
  • G. Nicolotti
    • 1
  • R. Zanuttini
    • 2
  • C. Cremonini
    • 2
  • P. Gonthier
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Exploitation and Protection of Agricultural and Forestry Resources (DIVAPRA), Plant PathologyUniversity of TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Department of Agronomy, Forest and Land Management (AGROSELVITER), Wood TechnologyUniversity of TorinoTurinItaly

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