Anti-bacterial performance of colloidal silver-treated laminate wood flooring

Sumin Kim, Hyun Joong Kim

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Abstract

In this study both the anti-bacterial properties and strength of cockroach avoidance of laminate wood floorings containing colloidal silver is evaluated. The laminate wood flooring manufactured with the overlay added with resin containing colloidal silver ion showed an antibacterial activity of up to 98.9%. For colloidal silver-treated, laminate wood flooring, the relative avoidance rate was 87±1%. With colloidal silver treatment onto the surface of the laminate wood flooring, using melamine-formaldehyde resin for overlay paper impregnation, laminate wood flooring was developed as an environmentally friendly material for residential application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Brain Korea 21 project.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Biomaterials
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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