Integration of textile fabric and coconut shell in particleboard

Misnon, M. I. and Bahari, S. A. and Islam, M. M. and Epaarachchi, J. A. (2013) Integration of textile fabric and coconut shell in particleboard. In: 4th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering (SMN 2013), 10-12 Jul 2013, Gold Coast, Australia.

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In this study, cotton fabric and coconut shell were integrated in particleboard to reduce the use of wood. Particleboards containing mixed rubberwood and coconut shell with an equal weight ratio have been integrated with various layers of cotton fabric. These materials were bonded by urea formaldehyde with a content level of 12% by weight. Flexural and water absorption tests were conducted to analyze its mechanical properties and dimensional stability. Results of flexural test showed an increment at least double strength values in fabricated materials as compared to control sample. The existence of fabric in the particleboard system also improved the dimensional stability of the produced material. Enhancement of at least 39% of water absorption could help the dimensional stability of the produced material. Overall, these new particleboards showed better results with the incorporation of cotton fabric layers and this study provided better understanding on mechanical and physical properties of the fabricated particleboard.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Print copy of the Proceedings held in the USQ Library at call no. 620.5 Fou.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2013 02:06
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 02:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: coconut shell; cotton fabric; mechanical properties; particleboard; rubberwood
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1117/12.2027836

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