International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Comparison of physical and mechanical properties of particle boards of bamboos bonded with urea formaldehyde resin
Author(s): Mallappa S Meti, Pawan Kumar Poonia, Sadashiva KR, Rakesh H Anaweri and DP Khali
Abstract: The objective of the study was to compare the physical and mechanical properties of the particle boards of Dendrocalamus strictus and Bambusa polymorpha by using 8% urea formaldehyde (UF) resin at different specific pressures i.e. 21, 17.5, 14 kg/cm2 for the 15 minutes hot pressing and using the temperature of 110-120 0C. The results obtained in mechanical tests meet the Indian Standard specification IS: 3087 for medium density particle boards. The results also revealed that the particle boards of B. polymorpha showed the better results in comparison to the boards made from D. strictus. Among these three pressures the boards prepared with 21 kg/cm2 pressure shown the best results for all the mechanical properties for both the species but the physical properties were not in the set criteria. However, physical properties can be improved by adding seizing material like paraffin wax. The results of mechanical properties indicate that the particles of bamboo are feasible raw material alternative for particleboards produced for non-structural purposes. It can also be observed that boards prepared with higher pressure (21kg/cm2) shown the best result with compare to 17.5 and 14 kg/cm2 respectively.
Pages: 670-672 | 543 Views 13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mallappa S Meti, Pawan Kumar Poonia, Sadashiva KR, Rakesh H Anaweri, DP Khali. Comparison of physical and mechanical properties of particle boards of bamboos bonded with urea formaldehyde resin. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):670-672.