Hybrid Coir Medium Density Fibreboard Made of Coir and Basalt fiber using Urea-formaldehyde resin
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2020 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : N.Pugazhenthi, P.Anand
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V68I12P204|
MLA Style: N.Pugazhenthi, P.Anand Hybrid Coir Medium Density Fibreboard Made of Coir and Basalt fiber using Urea-formaldehyde resin International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 68.12(2020):22-25.
APA Style:N.Pugazhenthi, P.Anand. Hybrid Coir Medium Density Fibreboard Made of Coir and Basalt fiber using Urea-formaldehyde resin. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 68(12), 22-25.
In today`s world, the furniture sector has been developed greatly due to engineering products` production. This makes all researchers do research on engineering products in recent times for the past 20 years, and also the waste outlet of agro-industry was increased. The reason beyond the engineering products was a limitation on natural woods, more agro waste, natural disaster in the forest, and many more. The coconut is a very important crop in India, and it produces large quantities of coir fiber. The usage of fiber was the vast production of byproducts. Similarly, the engineering of wood also increased year by year in production for commercial purposes. In this project, the medium density fibreboard was prepared from coir fiber and basalt fiber and made into the panel. The Urea-formaldehyde (UF) bonding agent was prepared, and the pH value was maintained while preparing the resin. The panel was prepared with different combinations from panels 1 to 8 using a thermoset molding machine, but the resin (UF) was constant. The fibreboard characteristic was found through the SEM image. Finally, the physical and mechanical properties like density, moisture content, modulus of Rupture, modulus of elasticity, and internal bonding strength were found for 8 different MDF panels. The main purpose was to utilize agro-waste materials into useful products.
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coir fiber, basalt fiber, Modulus of Rupture, Modulus of Elasticity