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One Layer Experimental Particleboard from Oil Palm Frond Particles and Empty Fruit Bunch Fibers

Wahida, Amat Fadzil and Najmuldeen, Ghazi Faisal (2015) One Layer Experimental Particleboard from Oil Palm Frond Particles and Empty Fruit Bunch Fibers. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 4 (1). pp. 199-202. ISSN 2278-0181

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The aim of this study is to investigate physical and mechanical properties of experimental particleboards manufactured from mixing the oil palm fronds particles with empty fruit bunch fibers. Variables were two blending ratios (100:0 and 70:30), press temperature (160°C and 180°C) and press time (180 and 300 s). Experimental boards with a target density of 750 kg m-3 were manufactured from these two particles and fibers blended with urea formaldehyde resin and compressed into targeted thickness. The effect of these manufacturing conditions on bending strength, internal bonding, water absorption and thickness swelling were determined. From this research, it can be concluded that hybridization of fibers with fronds particles improved some properties of particleboard. Empty fruit bunch fibers and fronds particleboard showed better modulus of rupture and internal bonding than fronds particleboards.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: oil palm fronds; empty fruit bunch; particleboards
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 01:07
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2016 01:07
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