EFFECTS OF POLYMER ADDITIVES ON SOME MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF CEMENT BONDED PARTICLEBOARDS


Tas H. H. , Arslan B., KALAYCIOĞLU H.

WOOD RESEARCH, vol.66, no.3, pp.331-340, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.37763/wr.1336-4561/66.3.331340
  • Title of Journal : WOOD RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-340

Abstract

The effects of some polymer additives, also called super plasticizers, on selected physical and mechanical properties of cement bonded particle board were investigated. Two different kinds of poly carboxylic ether (PF300, DX40) and a melamine based polymer (300M) were added to the wood cement mixture. The ratios of polymer additives to the wood cement mixture were 1%, 1.2% and 1.4%. Cement bonded particleboards were manufactured with wood/cement (w/w) ratio of 1:3; target density of 1300 kg.m(-3), and CaCl2 content of 5%. The cement bonded particleboards were tested for water absorption (2 and 24 hour), thickness swelling (2 and 24 hour), bending stiffness and strength and internal bond strength. Results of the study showed that most of the polymer addition decreased water absorption and thickness swelling of the boards. Replacement of cement with polymers increased internal bond strength and bending stiffness of the boards while bending strength was slightly reduced. Use of small amount of super plasticizers significantly improves most of the board properties.