Mechanical Properties of Sago/Urea Formaldehyde Particleboard Affected by the Weight Fraction of Sago
1 University Malaysia Sarawak, Faculty of engineering
2 University College of Technology Sarawak
Sago processing industry in Sarawak-Mukah annually had generated huge amount of Sago waste. In order to reduce the waste from becoming a serious environment problem, researchers employ the sago waste combine with urea formaldehyde to create a good particleboard. This study examined the effect of weight fraction of Sago on the mechanical properties of Sago particleboard. Sago particles and urea formaldehyde (UF) were used as raw material in the fabrication process. The fabrication and testing method are based on JIS A 5908 standard. The samples were prepared based on different weight fraction of Sago and went through the tensile and impact test which had great influence on the particleboard performance and show that sago particles can be an alternative raw material in the manufacture of particleboards.
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