Mechanical and Physical Properties of Oil Palm Trunk Core Particleboard Bonded with Different UF Resins
Source: Journal of Oil Palm Research. Vol.26, June 2014 | Author: Lee, S H; Hng, P S; Lum, W C; A Zaidon; Bakar, E S; Nurliyana, M Y; Chai, E W and Chin, K L
Subject: Mechanical properties, Oil palm trunk, Physical properties, Rubberwood, Thickness swelling, Urea formaldehyde resin


Rapid price increases and reduction in the supply of rubberwood has forced the particleboard manufacturers to look for new alternative raw materials.


Rapid price increases and reduc­tion in the sup­ply of rub­ber­wood has forced the par­ti­cle­board man­u­fac­tur­ers to look for new alter­na­tive raw mate­ri­als. The pro­duc­tion of par­ti­cle­board from other wood species will be a good solu­tion to the prob­lem of deplet­ing wood sup­plies. The objec­tive of this study was to eval­u­ate the prop­er­ties of par­ti­cle­board made from rub­ber­wood and oil palm trunk pressed at dif­fer­ent tem­per­a­tures and times com­pared to par­ti­cle­boards made from sin­gle species. Two types of UF resins (E1 resin and SE0 resin) were applied in this study. The effect of surface-to-core ratio was also exam­ined in this study. The mod­u­lus of rup­ture, inter­nal bond strength and thick­ness swelling of the boards were eval­u­ated based on the Japan­ese Indus­trial Stan­dard for par­ti­cle­board (JIS A 5908:2003). After eval­u­a­tion, the pan­els pro­duced are a poten­tial sub­sti­tute to the pan­els made from pure rubberwood.

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