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Evaluation of Functional Features of Lignocellulosic Particle Composites Containing Biopolymer Binders

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Institute of Wood Sciences and Furniture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGW, Nowoursynowska St. 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
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University of Pau and the Adour Region, E2S UPPA, CNRS, Institute of Analytical and Physicochemical Sciences for the Environment and Materials (IPREM-UMR 5254), 403 Rue de Saint Pierre, 40004 Mont de Marsan, France
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Academic Editors: Andrea Petrella, Eduardo Robles, Bertrand Charrier and Grzegorz Kowaluk
Materials 2021, 14(24), 7718; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14247718
Received: 26 November 2021 / Revised: 10 December 2021 / Accepted: 12 December 2021 / Published: 14 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biobased Adhesives for Composite Materials)
In this research, the assessment of the impact of natural biopolymer binders on selected mechanical and physical properties of lignocellulosic composites manufactured with different resination (12%, 15%, 20%). Different mechanical and physical properties were determined: modulus of rupture, modulus of elasticity, internal bonding strength, thickness swelling, water absorption, contact angle, and density profile. Moreover, thermal properties such as thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry were studied for the polymers. The results showed significant improvement of characterized features of the composites produced using biopolymers. However, the rise of the properties was visible when the binder content raised from 12% to 15%. Further increase of biopolymer binder did not imply a considerable change. The most promising biopolymer within the tested ones seems to be polycaprolactone (PCL). View Full-Text
Keywords: wood; particleboard; binder; mechanical properties; polylactic acid (PLA); polycaprolactone (PCL) wood; particleboard; binder; mechanical properties; polylactic acid (PLA); polycaprolactone (PCL)
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Gumowska, A.; Robles, E.; Kowaluk, G. Evaluation of Functional Features of Lignocellulosic Particle Composites Containing Biopolymer Binders. Materials 2021, 14, 7718. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14247718

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Gumowska A, Robles E, Kowaluk G. Evaluation of Functional Features of Lignocellulosic Particle Composites Containing Biopolymer Binders. Materials. 2021; 14(24):7718. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14247718

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Gumowska, Aneta, Eduardo Robles, and Grzegorz Kowaluk. 2021. "Evaluation of Functional Features of Lignocellulosic Particle Composites Containing Biopolymer Binders" Materials 14, no. 24: 7718. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14247718

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