Properties of Particleboard in Correlation with Mat Weight and Press Factor
Nor Yuziah Mohd Yunus1, Muhammad Abdilah Ab. Rani2, Nur Sakinah Mohamed Tamat3, Wan Mohd Nazri Wan Abdul Rahman4
1Nor Yuziah Mohd Yunus, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia.
2Muhammad Abdilah Ab. Rani, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia.
3Nur Sakinah Mohamed Tamat, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia.
4Wan Mohd Nazri Wan Abdul Rahman*, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 6803-6807 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5226118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5226.118419
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Abstract: The influence of resin types on board properties and the correlation to mat weight and press factor on commercial production of particleboard were investigated. These factors could be used as the control mechanism for board making in order to predict final board properties. The resins used in this study were the lower emission resin E0, E1 and EC. Rubberwood and mix tropical species were used as raw material for manufacturing particleboard with thickness of 18mm. This research was done at Mieco Chipboard Bhd. The boards were tested for their mechanical properties which are modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), internal bonding (IB) and screw withdrawal. Overall, the result shows that board made from E0 resin had better MOE, MOR and IB. Meanwhile the result of screw edge showed that board made from E1 resin is better with the value of 510N. The result also showed high correlation between mat weight and press factor (0.937) and contributed in particleboard manufacturing control.
Keywords: Mat Weight, Particleboard, Press Factor.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete.