Low Density Wood-Based Particleboards Bonded with Foamable Sour Cassava Starch: Preliminary Studies
AbstractThis work investigates the feasibility of producing low density particleboards using an adhesive system based on sour cassava starch, taking advantage of its adhesive and self-expansion properties. Relevant properties of the produced particleboards were evaluated according to European Standards including: density, internal bond, moisture content and thickness swelling. Low density particleboards were produced with densities between 207 kg/m3 and 407 kg/m3. The best performance corresponded to particleboard with a density of 318 kg/m3, an internal bond strength of 0.67 N/mm2, and a thickness swelling of 8.7%. These values meet the standard requirements of general purpose lightweight boards for use in dry conditions. Heat post-treatment (24 h at 80 °C) led to lower internal bond strength, due to retrogradation (recrystallization of amylose and amylopectin chains upon cooling) causing higher rigidity of the starch binder. However, it showed to have a significant effect on decreasing the thickness swelling. View Full-Text
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Monteiro, S.; Martins, J.; Magalhães, F.D.; Carvalho, L. Low Density Wood-Based Particleboards Bonded with Foamable Sour Cassava Starch: Preliminary Studies. Polymers 2016, 8, 354.
Monteiro S, Martins J, Magalhães FD, Carvalho L. Low Density Wood-Based Particleboards Bonded with Foamable Sour Cassava Starch: Preliminary Studies. Polymers. 2016; 8(10):354.Chicago/Turabian Style
Monteiro, Sandra; Martins, Jorge; Magalhães, Fernão D.; Carvalho, Luísa. 2016. "Low Density Wood-Based Particleboards Bonded with Foamable Sour Cassava Starch: Preliminary Studies." Polymers 8, no. 10: 354.
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