Author: Rosen Grigorov
- EFFECT OF PARTICIPATION OF VINE FIBRES ON SOME PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FIBREBOARDS
Wood is a raw material in short supply both in Bulgaria and worldwide. In Bulgaria, vine twigs are widespread lignocellulosic waste from agricultural production.
In this study, the effect of inclusion of vine fibres in the composition of fibreboards on their properties is presented. Vine fibres were obtained by means of defibration with a defibrator laboratory mill. For the purpose of the study, fibreboards were produced under laboratory conditions with inclusion of vine fibres at a content from zero to twenty percent in increments of five percent. The main physical and mechanical properties of the boards were determined. On this basis, analysis was made and respective conclusions were drawn.
Keywords: fibreboards, lignocellulosic waste, vine fibres
- SELECTED PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COMBINED WOOD BASED PANELS FROM WOOD FIBERS AND SAWDUST
The production of wood fiber mass is a very energy-intensive process This is also one of the reasons for the higher cost of this material in comparison of that at particleboards. One possibility to partially solving this problem is the inclusion of industrial wastes, which has not undergone a refining process, in MDF composition.
There is a significant amount of industrial wastes resulting from logging – these are mainly the sawdust resulting from the processing of solid wood with a band saw. It should be pointed out that this method of obtaining solid wood materials is widespread, both globally and in Bulgaria.
This report presents a study on the influence of the content of coniferous sawdust on the properties of combined panels from wood fiber and sawdust. Produced panels were with variation of sawdust content from 0 to 50% and respectively the fiber content was from 100 to 50%. The increase in sawdust content was with a step of 10%. The main physical and mechanical properties of panels were determined and experimentally-statistical equations for the influence of coniferous sawdust content on the properties of the panels were derived. It was determined at what percentage of sawdust the panels have properties that meet the requirements of the relevant standards for MDF.
Keywords: MDF, refining, combined wood based panels, coniferous sawdust
- PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COMBINED WOOD-BASED PANELS WITH PARTICIPATION OF PARTICLES FROM VINE STICKS IN CORE LAYER
The growing needs for wood and the impact of forest ecosystems on the climate of the planet require the rational use of wood raw material. One possible way to "save" forests is to increase the use of agricultural lignocellulosic residues. The research efforts of scientists around the world are aimed at improving the properties of wood-based panels and to increase the share of agricultural residues in that production.
In laboratory conditions were produced three-layer combined wood-based panels with a face layer of wood fibers and a core layer of wood and vine sticks particles. The participation of vine stick particles in the core layer was: 0; 15; 30 and 45%. As binder was used urea-formaldehyde resin. The content of resin in core layer was 8; 10; and 12%. The properties of the panels with and without participation of vine particles were compared. The final data for physical and mechanical properties of the panels, with participation of vine particles, were processed by the methods of regression analyze.
In the result of conducted study was established and analyzed the influence of the participation of particles from vine stick and resin content on the physical and mechanical properties of combined wood-based panels.
Keywords: combined tree-layered wood-based panes, wood fibres, vine sticks particles, physical and mechanical properties