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Novel formulation of bio-adhesive using natural rubber latex and starch for wood composite industry

Gupta, Arun and Thuraisingam, Jasyhree and R. M., Yunus and Nurlisa Syahiera, Mohd Rapidi (2018) Novel formulation of bio-adhesive using natural rubber latex and starch for wood composite industry. In: 29th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition, Malaysia, 2-4 May 2018 , Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia. p. 1.. (Unpublished)


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Adhesives play a very crucial role in determining the end product quality in wood composite industry. Strong adhesive joints resemble greater mechanical properties of the wood panels, and therefore, selection of adhesives in the manufacturing of particleboard, MDF and plywood really accounts for the rise or fall of the industry. Conventionally, formaldehyde based resins are widely used as adhesives in the manufacturing of wood panel, by which urea formaldehyde (UF), tops the preference among the wood composite manufacturers. UF based adhesive applications on the wood composites tend to endanger human lives through subsequent formaldehyde emission into the air. Due to that limitation, bio-adhesive which is renewable, cheaper, possess greater mechanical properties in terms of stronger adhesion properties as well as with zero formaldehyde emission is vital to be discovered in the upcoming years so that consumers’ health will not be sacrificed at any extent. Hence, this project portrays the potential of bio-adhesive development from natural Rubber latex and rice starch. By the application of new adhesive, the mechanical properties were comparable to the market standard. It will also not emit any toxic emissions, thus no health problems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: Adhesives; Bio-adhesive; Natural rubber latex
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 03:43
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 03:43
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