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Prospects for the use of municipal tree pruning wastes in particleboard production
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
  • 0734-242X
  • 1096-3669
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of particleboard made with pruning wastes from Ipê (Tabebuia serratifolia) and Chapéu-de-Sol (Terminalia catappa) trees. Particleboards were prepared with both wood species, using all the material produced by grinding the pruning wastes. The particleboards had dimensions of 45×45 cm, a thickness of approximately 11.5 mm and an average density of 664 kg/m3. A urea-formaldehyde adhesive was used in the proportion of 12% of the dry particle mass. The particleboards were pressed at a temperature of 130 C for 10 mins. The physical and mechanical properties analyzed were density, moisture content, thickness swelling, percentage of lignin and cellulose, modulus of resilience, modulus of elasticity and tensile strength parallel to the grain, accordingly to the standards NBR 14810 and CS 236-66 (1968). The particleboards were considered to be of medium density. The particle size significantly affected the static bending strength and tensile strength parallel to the grain. Ipê presented better results, demonstrating a potential for the production and use of particleboard made from this species. © The Author(s) 2013.
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Waste Management and Research, v. 31, n. 9, p. 960-965, 2013.
Time Duration: 
  • branches
  • particleboard
  • pruning
  • recycled
  • Tree
  • wastes
  • wood
  • Parallel to the grains
  • Particleboard production
  • Physical and mechanical properties
  • Thickness swelling
  • Composting
  • Forestry
  • Sols
  • Tensile strength
  • Wastes
  • Wood
  • Particle board
  • adhesive agent
  • cellulose
  • formaldehyde
  • lignin
  • urea derivative
  • dicotyledon
  • elastic modulus
  • elasticity
  • moisture
  • municipal solid waste
  • particle size
  • physicochemical property
  • recycling
  • tensile strength
  • urea
  • agricultural waste
  • density
  • dry mass
  • high temperature
  • priority journal
  • Tabebuia
  • tabebuia serratifolia
  • Terminalia catappa
  • thickness
  • tree pruning waste
  • Young modulus
  • Particle Boards
  • Pruning
  • Tensile Strength
  • Trees
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