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Improving the Properties of Particleboard for Value Added IndustriesCompleted

Project leaders: Smith, Gregory
 

Objective:

Increase the quality and reduce the cost of particleboard used by the furniture industry by better controlling particle geometry and resin distribution and dispersion within boards. This research will:

  • Optimize the distribution of resin within boards to reduce resin consumption and maximize board properties;
  • Correlate the internal board structure (particle geometry) on screw and nail holding ability. Develop a low-cost M2 particleboard with superior properties for the furniture Benchmark the internal bond strength and screw-holding ability of different grades of industrial particleboard used by the secondary wood products industry. Industry;
  • Examine how resin droplet spacing and distribution in model systems and in particleboard furnish affect the properties of particleboards.

Start date: 2003-04-09 End date: 2006-03-09
 

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For more information on this project, please contact:

Smith, Gregory
University of British Columbia
Email: gdsmith@interchange.ubc.ca
Telephone: (604) 822-0081
Fax: (604) 822-9104
 
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