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Properties of particleboard produced from admixture of rubberwood and Mahang species


Loh, Yang Way and H'ng, Paik San and Lee, Seng Hua and Lum, Wei Chen and Tan, Chun Knee (2010) Properties of particleboard produced from admixture of rubberwood and Mahang species. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 3 (5). pp. 310-316. ISSN 1996-3343


Particleboard is one of the major timber products exported from Peninsular Malaysia. Apparently, the increasing price and lack of supply of rubberwood has forced the particleboard manufacturers to look for new alternative raw material to produce particleboard. Hence, the production of particleboard through mixture of fast-growing wood species will be a good solution to the depleting wood supply issue. The objective of this study was to investigate the physical and mechanical properties of particleboard produced from admixtures of rubberwood and Mahang at different proportion levels and the properties were evaluated based on the Japanese Industrial Standard for particleboard (JIS A 5908-1994). The physical and mechanical data presented here, were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Least Significant Difference (LSD), to determine the significant differences of the variables. From the study, an increase in density resulted in increase of thickness swelling of particleboard. In addition, the water absorption for particleboard with density 500 kg m-3 was higher. For bending properties, admixture particleboard of rubberwood and Mahang had significantly lower wet and dry bending property. In terms of internal bond strength, decrease in rubberwood proportion resulted in decrease in the internal bonding strength of the particleboard.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3923/ajaps.2010.310.316
Publisher: Knowledgia Review, Malaysia
Keywords: Mixed species particleboard; Rubberwood; Mahang; Physical and mechanical properties; Thickness swelling; Internal bonding strength
Depositing User: Norhazura Hamzah
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 05:34
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 09:55
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/16372
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