Some Physico-mechanical Characteristics of Uncoated OSB ECO-products Made from Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and Bonded with pMDI Resin

Mohamed Zidan Mohamed Salem, Martin Böhm, Přemysl Šedivka, Ramadan A. Nasser, Hayssam M. Ali, Wael Abo Elgat

Abstract


Some mechanical and physical properties and the formaldehyde content of uncoated oriented strand boards (OSBs) that were made from Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), manufactured with different thicknesses, and bonded with polymeric methylene di(phenyl isocyanate) (pMDI) resin were evaluated. All of the mechanical and physical properties were affected significantly by the OSB type (3 and 4) and thickness of the panels, except for the thickness swelling after 24 h and measured formaldehyde content. The measured mechanical and physical properties of the OSB panels satisfied the standard requirements. The densities of the panels ranged from 554.2 kg/m3 to 580.2 kg/m3 and from 573.8 kg/m3 to 610.7 kg/m3 for OSB/3 and OSB/4, respectively, which met the standard requirements. The measured mechanical and physical properties of the OSB/4 panels were higher than those of the OSB/3 panels, but there were no differences in the thickness swelling after 24 h and measured formaldehyde content. Low formaldehyde contents were found for OSB/3 (0.00 mg/100 g and 0.29 mg/100 g) and OSB/4 (0.18 mg/100 g and 0.47 mg/100 g).

Keywords


Formaldehyde content; OSB; pMDI; Physico-mechanical characteristics; Scots pine

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