Properties of particleboard manufactured from cultivated or Planted Acacia mangium

Victor Pallickal Xavier, (2007) Properties of particleboard manufactured from cultivated or Planted Acacia mangium. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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Samples of unsanded and sanded particleboard made from A. mangium and mixed tropical hardwood were examined for the suitability of using A. mangium as a raw material to produce particleboard on industrial scale. The physical and mechanical properties of the unsanded and sanded A. mangium and mixed tropical hardwood studied to produce the board to fulfill the requirement as per type 18 JIS 5908-1994. The particleboard production was carried out as per ISO 9001 -2000 standard. The thickness of the board produced was 18mm and the physical and mechanical test carried out as per BS and JIS standard. The research carried out on two stages Unsanded and sanded and both A. mangium and mixed tropical hardwood was produced with the same glue and press parameters. A. mangium have the lower density 690 kg/m³ for unsanded board and 679 kg/m³ for sanded boards. Having a higher bending strength of 30.46 N/mm² for unsanded and 30.22 N/mm² for sanded boards, MOE 5479.47 N/mm² for unsanded and 5542.9447 N/mm² for sanded and Screw holding strength of 106.63 N/mm² for unsanded and 101.3747 N/mm² for sanded boards. The results obtained for A.mangium have significant different in comparison with mixed tropical hardwood result Properties such as thickness swelling 2 hrs and 24 hrs, internal bond and surface bond had no significant difference between A. mangium and mixed wood unsanded and sanded particleboard. The results suggests to the industries that properties of particleboard manufactured from cultivated or planted A.mangium is comparable with mixed tropical hardwood and A.mangium can be used as an alternative raw material for producing particleboard.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acacia Mangium, particleboard, cultivated, raw material, sanded, tropical hardwood
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of International Tropical Forestry
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 06:19
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 03:41

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