Durability and performance of particle board made using nanoclay reinforced resin

Mamatha, B. S. and Jagadish, R. L. and Aparna, K. and Anand, N. (2015) Durability and performance of particle board made using nanoclay reinforced resin. Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science, 3 (2). pp. 155-159.

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For the present study, particle board made using (0.25% wt and 0.5% wt) nanoclay were compared with (0% and 0.5%) boric acid. Boards were made using synthetic amino resin viz.: Urea formaldehyde resin urea-formaldehyde (UF) and melamine UF resin (MUF). Dispersion of nanoclay in the UF and MUF resin was done by mechanical mixing, and it was characterized using X-ray diffraction. Efficacy of nanoclay against white rot fungus (polyporousversicolour) was studied using agar block method as per IS:4873. Physical and mechanical properties of the board were evaluated as per IS:3087-2005. Nanoclay reinforcement in the resin did not affect the physical and mechanical properties of the boards. Nano clay has shown useful effect on controlling the average weight loss due to white rot fungus in particle board. Nanomer PGV (0.25% and 0.5%) has performed better than boric acid (0% and 0.5%). The durability against white rot fungus suggests that the presence of nanoclay significantly increased the durability of the board without affecting the physical and mechanical properties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physical Sciences > Polymer Science
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Physical Education
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 07:23
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 07:23
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/19176

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