Particleboard properties from 3 years old Petai Belalang / Muhamad Muaz Abdul Aziz

Abdul Aziz, Muhamad Muaz (2016) Particleboard properties from 3 years old Petai Belalang / Muhamad Muaz Abdul Aziz. Student Project. Faculty of Applied Sciences, Jengka, Pahang. (Unpublished)


The growing demand for wood-based panels has led to continuous efforts to find new resources as alternative raw materials without depending on the decreasing supply of rubberwood. Petai belalang, or Leucaena leucocephala, was chosen in the manufacture of particleboard with ureaformaldehyde (UF) resin as a binder. The boards were produced at three density levels of SOO, 600 and 700 kg m-3 with 12% of resin content. This study evaluated the mechanical· and physical properties of the petai belalang particleboard. The tests were conducted according to European standards. The mechanical properties tested were modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE) in bending and internal bond (18). Thickness swelling (TS) and water absorption (WA) were tested for physical properties. Results indicated that the strength properties of the boards improved with increased board density. Particle board with density of 700 kg m met part of the strength requirement, which suggests a possible application of this board in the production of furniture components.


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Item Type: Monograph (Student Project)
CreatorsID Num.
Abdul Aziz, Muhamad MuazUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > Plant physiology
Q Science > QK Botany > Plant ecology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences (C)
Item ID: 22858
Uncontrolled Keywords: Petai belalang, Leucaena leucocephala, Manufacture of particleboard, Urea formaldehyde, Furniture components.

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