Performance of Fibreboards Made from Wetpreserved Hemp

Edgars Kirilovs, Hans-Jörg Gusovius, Silvija Kukle, Juris Emsins

Abstract


Article describes a new type of fiber boards for the
furniture production, developed in cooperation with ATB
(Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering) by using a new
method to prepare raw materials and specific production
technologies of ATB. The main raw materials are aerobically
aged hemp stalks. The samples are made of materials with
different curing time and varying the binder. Specimens are
8 mm thick and correspond to a medium-density fiberboard,
fitting standard EN622. On the experimental processing line
1.200x800x8mm and 1.200x800x16mm size board samples are
developed and the tests are performed to determine such
parameters as bending strength, perpendicular tensile strength,
thickness swelling and thermal conductivity according to EU
standard methods. The proposed material the main component of
which is the annual renewable resource, hemp stalks, could be
used for furniture, interior design and heat isolation.

Keywords:

Hemp, Fibreboard, Urea-formaldehyde, Phenolformaldehyde, wet-preservation

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DOI: 10.7250/mstct.2013.011

DOI (PDF): https://doi.org/10.7250/pdf_1

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