Eco-panels Based on Wastes from Urban Trees and Castor Oil Polyurethane Resin

Bertolini Marilia da Silva, Nascimento Maria Fátima do, Blecha Karen Aneris, Lahr Francisco Antonio Rocco
2013 International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry  
Urban trees have aesthetic functions and mit igate high temperatures, however their maintenance requires constant pruning. This work aimed to apply the tailings resulting fro m tree management in particleboard production. Particles fro m urban tree pruning of Jatobá, Canelinha and mixture o f these species were used, in addition to castor oil resin as adhesive. Particleboard was evaluated according to NBR 14810:3 and results compared with the main standards. Panels presented satisfactory values
more » ... for water absorption and thickness swelling. For mechanical properties, particleboards made fro m Jatobá showed better results. Thus, it's possible emp loy residues from pruning high density urban tree in particleboard.
doi:10.5923/j.cmaterials.20140402.02 fatcat:wos5rjqyujd27acgivnx7x2ovu