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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
[Homasote] A brand name for a series of structural composition boards made from 100% recycled cellulosic material ([[wood]] and recycled newspapers). Homasote boards were first sold commercially in 1909. Originally the boards were may with high-density wood fibers, then in 1916 the process was converted to using recycled newspapers mixed with [[wax|waxes]], [[oil|oils]], and other weatherproofing elements. Currently, the cellulose fibers are impregnated with a [[flame retardant]] chemical and treated for protection against [[termite|termites]], rot, and [[fungus|fungi]], then compressed into a high-density board. Homasote provides structural strength, sound-deadening, weather resistance and temperature insulation. It is available in boards of 1/2" and 5/8" thickness and contains no [[asbestos]] or [[urea formaldehyde resin|urea formaldehyde resins]]. Homasote is used for construction of walls, floors, and roofs.
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[Homasote] A brand name for a series of structural composition boards made from 100% recycled cellulosic material ([[wood]] and recycled newspapers). Homasote® boards were first sold commercially in 1909. Originally the boards were may with high-density wood fibers, then in 1916 the process was converted to using recycled newspapers mixed with [[wax|waxes]], [[oil|oils]], and other weatherproofing elements. Currently, the cellulose fibers are impregnated with a [[flame retardant]] chemical and treated for protection against [[termite|termites]], rot, and [[fungus|fungi]], then compressed into a high-density board. Homasote® provides structural strength, sound-deadening, weather resistance and temperature insulation. It is available in boards of 1/2" and 5/8" thickness and contains no [[asbestos]] or [[urea formaldehyde resin|urea formaldehyde resins]]. Homasote® is used for construction of walls, floors, and roofs.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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== Additional Information ==
 
== Additional Information ==
  
Homasote: [http://www.homasote.com/ Website]
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Homasote®: [http://www.homasote.com/ Website]
  
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  
* Pam Hatchfield, Pam Hatchfield, ''Pollutants in the Museum Environment'', Archetype Press, London, 2002
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* Pam Hatchfield, ''Pollutants in the Museum Environment'', Archetype Press, London, 2002
  
* Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Thomas C. Jester (ed.), ''Twentieth-Century Building Materials'', McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995
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* Thomas C. Jester (ed.), ''Twentieth-Century Building Materials'', McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Revision as of 09:25, 25 November 2019

Description

[Homasote] A brand name for a series of structural composition boards made from 100% recycled cellulosic material (Wood and recycled newspapers). Homasote® boards were first sold commercially in 1909. Originally the boards were may with high-density wood fibers, then in 1916 the process was converted to using recycled newspapers mixed with waxes, oils, and other weatherproofing elements. Currently, the cellulose fibers are impregnated with a Flame retardant chemical and treated for protection against termites, rot, and fungi, then compressed into a high-density board. Homasote® provides structural strength, sound-deadening, weather resistance and temperature insulation. It is available in boards of 1/2" and 5/8" thickness and contains no Asbestos or urea formaldehyde resins. Homasote® is used for construction of walls, floors, and roofs.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Homosote (sp)

Additional Information

Homasote®: Website

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995

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