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New Renewable and Biodegradable Fiberboards from a Coriander Press Cake

Uitterhaegen, Evelien and Nguyen, Quang Hung and Merah, Othmane and Stevens, Chris and Talou, Thierry and Rigal, Luc and Evon, Philippe New Renewable and Biodegradable Fiberboards from a Coriander Press Cake. (2016) Journal of Renewable Materials, 4 (3). 225-238. ISSN 2164-6341

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7569/JRM.2015.634120

Abstract

New fiberboards were manufactured from a coriander cake through thermo-pressing, and the influence of thermo-pressing conditions (temperature, pressure and time) on the boards’ mechanical properties, their thickness swelling and their water absorption was evaluated. Because the protein glass transition systematically occurred during molding, this resulted in effective wetting of the fibers. Consequently, all boards were cohesive, with proteins and fibers acting as binder and reinforcing fillers, respectively. Flexural properties were influenced by all tested conditions, and the optimal board was molded at 200 °C temperature, 36.8 MPa pressure and 180 s time. Its flexural strength at break and its elastic modulus were 11.3 MPa and 2.6 GPa, respectively, with the highest surface hardness of the entire study. Simultaneously, thickness swelling and water absorption were low: 51% and 33%, respectively. This board would be applicable as pallet interlayer sheeting for the manufacture of containers or furniture or in the building trade.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Scrivener Publishing editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.scrivenerpublishing.com/ The original PDF of the article can be found at J. Renew. Mater. website : http://www.scrivenerpublishing.com/journals.php?id=2
HAL Id:hal-01345107
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 > Universiteit Gent - UGENT (BELGIUM)
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Deposited By: Philippe EVON
Deposited On:13 Jul 2016 08:58

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