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Mechanical, physical and thermal properties of rattan fibre-based binderless board

Ahmad, Zuraida and Tajuddin, Maisarah and Wan Mohd Yusof, Wan-Shazlin Maisarah (2017) Mechanical, physical and thermal properties of rattan fibre-based binderless board. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 29 (4). pp. 485-492. ISSN 0128-1283

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About 50% is of harvest is wasted when producing rattan furniture. With such huge amount of waste, we undertook a study to convert rattan waste into binderless board with superior properties. This study compared the mechanical and physical properties and morphologies of binderless boards manufactured from rattan fibres with boards made from kenaf, coconut husk and sugarcane bagasse using hot press process. Raw fibres were characterised using scanning electron microscopy and thermal analysis to study their suitability in producing self-bonded board, and then dried in the oven before being hot pressed at a pressure of 147.5 kPa. Modulus of rupture (MOR), internal bonding strength, thickness swelling and water absorption of the manufactured binderless boards were evaluated based on the Japanese Industrial Standards. Results showed that rattan binderless boards exhibited slightly lower MOR and higher internal bonding strength with good dimensional stability compared with the rest of the binderless boards. It was concluded that rattan fibres have high potential to be used as binderless boards under hot press conditions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3254/62973
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fibres, kenaf, coconut husk, sugarcane bagasse, hot press
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Ir Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 09:17
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 10:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62973

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