Properties of oriented strand board (OSB) from mixed species of Mahang and Lundai / Wan Mohd Nazri Wan Abdul Rahman …[et al.]

Wan Abdul Rahman, Wan Mohd Nazri and Othman, Ahmad Fauzi and Rosman, Norhafizah and Kasim, Jamaludin (2007) Properties of oriented strand board (OSB) from mixed species of Mahang and Lundai / Wan Mohd Nazri Wan Abdul Rahman …[et al.]. Jurnal Gading UiTM Pahang, 11 (1). pp. 55-68. ISSN 0128-5599


Efficient and economical utilisation of various bio-based materials is an effective way to improve forest management. Oriented strand board (OSB) from fast growing and lesser-known tropical species in this study seems to have good potential for various structural and exterior applications. However, this potential will depend on further research and improvements in the physical and mechanical properties of the OSB. The main objective of the study is to develop and determine the properties of oriented strand board from mixed tropical species (lesser-known and fast growing) as a raw material in the manufacturing of OSB. Species like Ludai and Mahang were found in this study to be a suitable alternative raw material since the results showed that most of the treatments met the minimum requirements of mechanical and physical properties. It can be deduced from this study, that mixing Ludai and Mahang from fast growing tropical species had improved the board performance as compared to their single species. All of the mechanical and physical properties evaluated met the requirements of EN 310:1994, EN 317:1994 and EN 319:1994 for general purpose OSB.


Item Type: Article
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Wan Abdul Rahman, Wan Mohd Nazri
Othman, Ahmad Fauzi
Rosman, Norhafizah
Kasim, Jamaludin
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry > Timber
T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Flexure
T Technology > TS Manufactures > Engineered wood. Fiberboard, particle board, etc.
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Gading UiTM Pahang
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > GADING
ISSN: 0128-5599
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 55-68
Keywords: Lundai, Mahang, Oriented strand board (OSB), Properties
Date: October 2007
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