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New Insulation Fiberboards from Sunflower Cake With Improved Thermal and Mechanical Properties

Evon, Philippe and Vinet, Justine and Rigal, Matthieu and Labonne, Laurent and Vandenbossche, Virginie and Rigal, Luc New Insulation Fiberboards from Sunflower Cake With Improved Thermal and Mechanical Properties. (2015) Journal of Agricultural Studies, 3 (2). 194-211. ISSN 2166-0379

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jas.v3i2.7738

Abstract

New thermal insulation fiberboards were manufactured by compression molding from a cake generated during the sunflower biorefinery. Fiberboards were cohesive mixtures of a natural binder and lignocellulosic fibers from sunflower cake. The natural binder ensured the board cohesion, and fibers acted as reinforcing fillers. The influence of molding conditions, i.e. binder type and binder content, on board density, mechanical and heat insulation properties was examined. The medium-density board containing 20% starch-based binder was a good compromise between mechanical and heat insulation properties (78 mW/m K thermal conductivity). It could be positioned on walls and ceilings for thermal insulation of buildings.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Macrothink Institute editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.macrothink.org The original PDF of the article can be found at Macrothink Institute website : http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/jas/article/view/7738
HAL Id:hal-01170688
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)
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Deposited By: Philippe EVON
Deposited On:02 Jul 2015 08:45

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