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Marashdeh, M. W., Hashim, R., Tajuddin, A. A., Bauk, S., and Sulaiman, O. (2011). "Effect of particle size on the characterization of binderless particleboard made from Rhizophora spp. mangrove wood for use as phantom material," BioRes. 6(4), 4028-4044.


Experimental binderless particleboards were made from various sizes of Rhizophora spp. particles. The experimental samples were made by cold pressing the particles to a target density of 1 gm/cm3. The internal bond strength and dimensional stability of the disks were evaluated based on Japanese standards. The experimental results showed that the internal bond strength and dimensional stability of the samples were enhanced as the particle size decreased. The microstructure of samples was investigated by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDXA). An X-ray diffraction (XRD) procedure was used to study the crystalline structure of binderless particleboard samples. .
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