Characteristics of Linerboard and Corrugated Medium Paper Made from Durian Rinds Chemi-mechanical Pulp
Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
2 Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Center (AMMC), ORICC, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia(UTHM), Malaysia
3 Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
4 Pulp and Paper Laboratory, Biomass Technology Programme, Forest Products Division, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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In recent years, there has been tremendous growth of interest in the utilization of non-wood based material to support the insufficient raw materials availability for the pulp and paper industry. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of 120 gsm linerboard and corrugated medium paper made from unbeaten durian rinds chemi-mechanical (CMP) pulp. The linerboard and corrugated medium paper were prepared and tested according to Malaysian Standards / International Organization for Standardization (MS ISO) and Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) standard methods. Based on the burst index (2.03 kPa.m2/g), RCT (1.97 N.m2/g) and CMT (129N), the linerboard and corrugated medium from CMP durian rind pulp have shown a good potential as an alternative raw material for papermaking and comparable with other types of wood and non-wood based papers as well as current commercial papers.
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