Properties of particleboard made from kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) as function of particle geometry

A. H., Juliana and M. T., Paridah and S., Rahim and I., Nor Azowa and U. M. K., Anwar (2011) Properties of particleboard made from kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) as function of particle geometry. Materials and Design, 34. pp. 406-411. ISSN 0261-3069

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An examination of particle geometry was carried out after the kenaf stems were chipped and flaked and the identified geometry was compared with that of rubberwood. The particle geometries were then clas�sified into several classes; 10 for kenaf core, 7 for kenaf bast, and 7 for rubberwood. The results indicate that most of kenaf core particles were of rectangular or nearly rectangular shapes whilst kenaf bast was in the form of curl and kneel form. Overall, board made from a combination of 70% rubberwood (RW) and 30% kenaf (K) was characterized by greater strength and stability than boards comprising 100% kenaf. These results provide enough evidence that combining rubberwood with kenaf particles imparts better mechanical and physical properties of the admixture RW–K board. Nonetheless, segregation of kenaf core and kenaf bast is necessary since both materials produced different particle geometries thus require dif�ferent processing parameters. Between the two, kenaf core has better compatibility with rubberwood and shows superior performance than kenaf bast.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: A. Composites; B. Particulates and powders; H. Selection for material properties.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Others Institution
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2022 01:36
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 01:36

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