Improved properties of Oil Palm Trunk (OPT) Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) through the inclusion of rubberwood veneers / Kamarulzaman Nordin ... [et al.]

Nordin, Kamarulzaman and W. Samsi, Hashim and Ahmad, Mansur and Jamaludin, Mohd Ariff (2004) Improved properties of Oil Palm Trunk (OPT) Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) through the inclusion of rubberwood veneers / Kamarulzaman Nordin ... [et al.]. Science Letters, 1 (1). pp. 51-56. ISSN 1675-7785

Abstract

Currently, much research efforts were concentrated towards utilizing oil palm trunk as alternative materials to replace or reduce dependency on rubberwood for furniture. In this study, 30 years old oil palm trunk (OPT) that is normally regarded as waste after falling for re-planting is used as raw material in combination with rubberwood veneers for the manufacture of laminated veneer lumber (LVL). Their properties, in terms of bending and compression strength, were evaluated in accordance with the Japanese Agricultural
Standard for L VL. It was found that the bending and compression strength were greatly improved as compared to LVL produced entirely from OPT. Significant reduction in
strength properties variations between boards was also found when OPT was utilized in the form of LVL. Being a monocotyledonous species, oil palm trunk properties is stipulated of having great variations between the outer parts of the stems and towards the center of the stem. Such results indicated that more uniform board properties could be produced. It was also found that the bending and compression strength of OPT-L VL produced in this study
were comparable to the strength properties of solid rubberwood.

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Item Type: Article
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Nordin, Kamarulzaman
kamar629@salam.uitm.edu.my
W. Samsi, Hashim
UNSPECIFIED
Ahmad, Mansur
UNSPECIFIED
Jamaludin, Mohd Ariff
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Field crops
T Technology > TS Manufactures > Wood technology. Lumber
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Science Letters
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Science Letters (ScL)
ISSN: 1675-7785
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 51-56
Keywords: Oil palm trunk, laminated veneer lumber, rubberwood veneer, bending strength, compression strength
Date: 2004
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11806
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