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Title:Comprehensive Evaluation of Kenaf as an Alternative Fiber for Paper and Wood Composites
Author(s):Bajwa, Dilpreet Singh
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Poo Chow
Department / Program:Natural Resrouces and Environmental Sciences
Discipline:Natural Resrouces and Environmental Sciences
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Chemistry, Agricultural
Abstract:Kenaf-aspen boards produced lowest values for linear expansion although no significant factor contributed towards linear expansion. Homogeneous boards performed better in linear stability than the 3-layered boards. Higher percentage of kenaf flakes gave lower values for linear recovery, thickness recovery and high values for moisture intake. Percentage of kenaf flakes and resin content controlled thickness swelling after 24 hours in water. The 100% kenaf boards showed higher thickness swelling and the boards with 25% kenaf and 75% aspen flakes had minimal thickness swelling. High resin content tends to reduce thickness swelling. Thickness swelling for boards with 25% to 75% kenaf flakes was less than 15%.
Issue Date:2000
Description:112 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9989937
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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