Determination of Some Physical and Mechanical Properties of the Wood-Based Panels Modified by Acrylic Textile Fiber


In this research, a series of wood-based panels were produced by using wood chips [beech (Fagus Sylvatica L.) and Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris L.)] as wastes of wood-working workshops and acrylic fibers as wastes of textiles factory. Four kinds of different panels (Eltapan I, II, III and IV) were obtained by mixing these components in different composition (0%, 25% and 50%). Some physical and mechanical properties of the samples taken from these panels were determined in accordance with ASTM D1037-12 and ASTM-C 1113. The values were compared to properties of industrially produced chipboard. As a result, the textile fibers used as additive material reduced density, thermal conductivity and bending resistance of wood panel and increased dimensional stability of wood panel.

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Altunok, M. , Kureli, I. and Pulat, M. (2015) Determination of Some Physical and Mechanical Properties of the Wood-Based Panels Modified by Acrylic Textile Fiber. Materials Sciences and Applications, 6, 519-526. doi: 10.4236/msa.2015.66055.

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