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Production and performance evaluation of particleboard made from Eucalyptus grandis addition of oat hulls

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Luciano Donizeti Varanda
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Carlos.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC/BT)
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Examining board members:
Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr; André Luis Christoforo; Juliano Fiorelli
Advisor: Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr

Wood-based panels have been widely used around the world, replacing solid wood in various segments of the industry, such as furniture, panels, structures and other building components. The large volume of waste generated by agro industry enables the development of alternative and sustainable materials, highlighting the particleboard. This paper presents a study about production and evaluation of particleboard of Eucalyptus grandis and oat hulls, bonded under pressure with two types of resins (polyurethane based on castor oil and urea formaldehyde). Physical-mechanical performance of the panels produced was evaluated based on ABNT NBR 14810:2006. A variance analysis (ANOVA) evaluated the factors influence: Eucalyptus grandis, with mass ratios of 70, 85 and 100%; oat hulls, in proportions of 15, 30 and 100%; adhesives, in proportions of 10, 12 and 14%, and the combination of both, in each of the response variables (physical and mechanical properties) evaluated. Results showed excellent physical-mechanical properties, in some cases much higher than national and international codes requirements. Thus, panel particles good performance was proved, in addition to its compatibility with applications in wood industries, such as furniture, panels, packaging and in building construction. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/14407-7 - Production and performance evaluation of particle boards of Eucalyptus sp. made with the addition of oat hulls.
Grantee:Luciano Donizeti Varanda
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master