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Mechanical and physical properties of oil palm trunk core particleboard bonded with different UF resins


Lee, Seng Hua and H'ng, Paik San and Lum, Wei Chen and Ashaari, Zaidon and Bakar, Edi Suhaimi and M. Y., Nurliyana and Chai, Ee Wen and Chin, Kit Ling (2014) Mechanical and physical properties of oil palm trunk core particleboard bonded with different UF resins. Journal of Oil Palm Research, 26 (2). pp. 163-169. ISSN 1511-2780


Rapid price increases and reduc­tion in the sup­ply of rub­ber­wood has forced the par­ti­cle­board man­u­fac­tur­ers to look for new alter­na­tive raw mate­ri­als. The pro­duc­tion of par­ti­cle­board from other wood species will be a good solu­tion to the prob­lem of deplet­ing wood sup­plies. The objec­tive of this study was to eval­u­ate the prop­er­ties of par­ti­cle­board made from rub­ber­wood and oil palm trunk pressed at dif­fer­ent tem­per­a­tures and times com­pared to par­ti­cle­boards made from sin­gle species. Two types of UF resins (E1 resin and SE0 resin) were applied in this study. The effect of surface-to-core ratio was also exam­ined in this study. The mod­u­lus of rup­ture, inter­nal bond strength and thick­ness swelling of the boards were eval­u­ated based on the Japan­ese Indus­trial Stan­dard for par­ti­cle­board (JIS A 5908:2003). After eval­u­a­tion, the pan­els pro­duced are a poten­tial sub­sti­tute to the pan­els made from pure rubberwood.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Keywords: Mechanical properties; Oil palm trunk; Physical properties; Rubberwood; Thickness swelling; Urea formaldehyde resin
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 06:50
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 06:50
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/34467
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