A Half-yearly Peer Reviewed Journal of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute

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The properties of particleboard produced from l-,2-,3- and 4-year old Bambusa
vulgaris Schrad, the commonest village bamboo in Malaysia, were ascertained.
Culms of two years old or more were found to yield good particles for particleboard
manufacture. Three particleboards with the density of 561,641 and 721 kg/m^ were
produced by using urea formaldehyde resin as the binder at the resin contents of 6,
8 and 10%, pressing time of 6 minutes and temperature of 160°C. All the boards
tested passed the minimum requirements of the British Standards BS 5669-1989.
This indicates the suitability of this bamboo species for the manufacture of


Albizia falcataria wood has been studied for the suitability of manufacturing
cement bonded particleboard. This species failed to produce board in workable
conditions with the untreated chips. A substantial improvement of properties was
observed when the boards were made with the chips treated in cold water. The
boards were tested for determining the strength and dimensional stability. The
product was found to be dimensionally stable after soaking in water. Even though
bending strength was found to be low, the tensile strength passed the standard
specification. Cement bonded particleboard made with this species can be used
where dimensional stability is necessary.


The paper describes particleboard making characteristics of three common bamboo
species, namely, Banibusa balcooa, Banibusa vulgaris and Melocaiina baccifera grown in
Bangladesh. Urea formaldehyde resin was used as the binder. The particleboards from
these bamboo species compare almost an equal strength properties with those from
wood species.

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