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Mechanical and Physical Properties of Kenaf-Acacia Auriculiformis Particleboard Composite

12 June 2019 Institute of Materials, Malaysia

Wood is a renewable, precious resource of nature that is rich in cellulose fibers. To minimize the shortage of wood resources, alternative resources should be introduced in order to reduce the process of destructive logging. Natural fiber, such as kenaf and acacia are some examples and researchers should study the suitability as an alternative. The advantages of these plants are fast-growing, inexpensive, biodegradable, and not causing health problem to the public. The influence of various mixing ratios by weight percent of kenaf and acacia (0:100, 10:90, 30:70, 50:50 and 100:0) on the mechanical and physical properties of the particleboard was investigated. The properties such as modulus of elasticity (MOE), modulus of rupture (MOR), thickness swelling (TS), water absorption (WA), and internal bonding (IB) were determined. For full version of the journal article, please contact us directly at shafika.imm@gmail.com and/or aberamy.imm@gmail.com.

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