MANUFACTURE AND PROPERTIES OF ULTRA-LOW DENSITY FIBREBOARD FROM WOOD FIBRE

Yongqun Xie, Queju Tong, Yan Chen, Jinghong Liu, Ming Lin

Abstract


This study described a process of making ultra-low density fiberboard (ULDF) and investigated the properties of samples of ultra-low density fibreboard made from wood fiber using a liquid frothing approach. The fiberboard had a density of 56.3 kg/m3 and a layered cross-linked interior structure. Density profiles showed a relatively high density in the surface layers and low density in the core layer. The results showed that the fiberboard had an internal bond strength of 0.15 MPa, a modulus of rupture of 0.70 MPa, a modulus of elasticity of 8.91 MPa, and a compressive strength of 0.17 MPa at 10% deformation. Thickness swelling after 24 hours water immersion was 0.57%. It had a low thermal conductivity of 0.035 W/mK, and a high sound reduction coefficient of 0.67. Resin was uniformly distributed on the fiber surface. The fiberboard can be used as buffer material for packaging and insulation material for building.

Keywords


Ultra-low density; Fiberboard; Physical and mechanical properties; Micro-structure; Thermal analysis

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