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Effect of Cement: Wood Particle Ratio on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Cement Bonded Particle Board Using Lantana camara


  • Forest Research Institute, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India


The experiment was carried out to study the suitability of Lantana camara particles for making cement bonded particle boards. Portland cement was used as a sizing agent. The amount of Lantana particles was taken on air-dry basis. Different proportion of Cement/Lantana particle ratios 2.0:1.0, 2.5:1.0, and 3.0:1.0 were used. 2% of Sodium silicate (Na2SiO3 ) and 2% Aluminum sulfate (Al2(So4)3)were used to prevent hydration and increase the rate of cement setting. 28Kg/cm2 pressure were used for preparation of 10mm thick board. It was observed that physical properties of the board decreases with increase in cement: lantana particle ratio and the mechanical properties of the board increases with increase in cement: lantana particle ratio.


Physical Properties, Mechanical Properties, Cement Bonded Particle Board, Lantana camara, Portland Cement, Bonded Particle Boards, Effect of Cement.

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