Properties of Particleboard from Sawmill Wastes and Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis) with Different Board Thickness and Resin Content
Wan Mohd Nazri Wan Abdul Rahman1, Nur Suhaila Abdul A’tas2, Nur Sakinah Mohamed Tamat3, Nor Yuziah Mohd Yunus4
1Wan Mohd Nazri Wan Abdul Rahman, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia.
2Nur Suhaila Abdul A’tas, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia.
3Nur Sakinah Mohamed Tamat, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia.
4Nor Yuziah Mohd Yunus*, 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: 6808-6812 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5227118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5227.118419
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Abstract: This study investigate the effect of the board thickness and resin content on the properties of particleboard. Single-layered sawmill wastes and rubberwood particleboards bonded with urea formaldehyde (UF) resins were manufactured. The boards were fabricated with three different board thicknesses (15, 18 and 25mm) at three different resin contents (7, 8 and 9%). The boards produced were evaluated for their modulus of elasticity (MOE), modulus of rupture (MOR), internal bonding (IB) and thickness swelling (TS) in accordance with the European Standards. Board thickness does affect the mechanical properties of particleboard. The study revealed that thinner boards gave higher MOE, MOR, IB and TS. No significant effects were found among three resin contents for MOE, MOR, IB and TS. It can be concluded that the particleboard made from mix tropical wood from sawmill waste and with rubberwood were suitable for particleboard manufacturing.
Keywords: Particleboard, Rubberwood, Sawmill Wastes.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete.