Development of Thermally Enhanced Wood-Based Materials with High VOCs Adsorption using Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets for Use as Building Materials

Hyun Jeong Seo, Su-Gwang Jeong, Sumin Kim

Abstract


Wood-based materials are used to manufacture various types of panels, including particleboard, fiberboard, and plywood, and they can also be used to manufacture furniture as well as interior and exterior building materials. However, wood-based materials exhibit a number of problems, including the emission of indoor air pollutants from adhesives used during production and their inherent fire risk. To date, a number of studies have investigated the emission of indoor air pollutants, and in recent years, there has been an increasing amount of interest in the flame-retardant performance of wood-based materials. In this study, the use of carbon materials was studied to improve the flame-retardant performance of wood-based materials. A comparison was made with various methods that are currently in use. The thermal conductivity was measured by the TCi method developed by C-Therm Technologies Ltd to evaluate the energy characteristics of wood-based materials that are used as interior materials.

Keywords


Wood-based materials; Exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnP); Flame retardants; Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA); Tci

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