Boron compounds are known to be one the most effective wood preservative agents. Borates have been significantly effective in protecting wood products from pests such as termites, wood boring beetles, lyctus carpenter ants and decay fungi.
Borates are usually applied as an aqueous solution. It can be appiled as a solution by using brush, spray or dipping. It can also be applied by vacuum presure process to the timber. High water solubility property of borates allows an easy application, mobilization and diffusion throughout woods cellular network and it provides integral protection.
Borates are environmentallty friendly wood preservatives. They are safe for humans and animals but act as poison to the pests.