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New Renewable and Biodegradable Particleboards from Jatropha Press Cakes

Evon, Philippe and Kartika, Ika Amalia and Rigal, Luc New Renewable and Biodegradable Particleboards from Jatropha Press Cakes. (2014) Journal of Renewable Materials, 2 (1). 52-65. ISSN 2164-6341

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7569/JRM.2013.634131

Abstract

The influence of thermo-pressing conditions on the mechanical properties of particleboards obtained from Jatropha press cakes was evaluated in this study. Conditions such as molding temperature and press cake oil content were included. All particleboards were cohesive, with proteins and fibers acting respectively as binder and reinforcing fillers. Generally, it was the molding temperature that most affected particleboard mechanical properties. The most resistant boards were obtained using 200°C molding temperature. Glass transition of proteins then occurred during molding, resulting in effective wetting of the fibers. At this optimal molding temperature, the best compromise between flexural properties (7.2 MPa flexural strength at break and 2153 MPa elastic modulus), Charpy impact strength (0.85 kJ/m²) and Shore D surface hardness (71.6°), was a board obtained from press cake with low oil content (7.7%). Such a particleboard would be usable as interlayer sheets for pallets, for the manufacture of containers or furniture, or in the building trade.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Scrivener Publishing editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at Journal of Renewable Materials website : http://scrivener.metapress.com/content/122700/?p=7d7699ceaee9432aa08eb9205227ebad&pi=0
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Bogor Agricultural University - IPB (INDONESIA)
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Deposited By: Philippe EVON
Deposited On:19 Mar 2014 07:55

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