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Xie, Y., Tong, Q., Chen, Y., Liu, J., and Lin, M. (2011). "Manufacture and properties of ultra-low density fibreboard from wood fibre," BioRes. 6(4), 4055-4066.


This study described a process of making ultra-low density fiberboard (ULDF) and investigated the properties of samples of ultra-low density fibreboard made from wood fiber using a liquid frothing approach. The fiberboard had a density of 56.3 kg/m3 and a layered cross-linked interior structure. Density profiles showed a relatively high density in the surface layers and low density in the core layer. The results showed that the fiberboard had an internal bond strength of 0.15 MPa, a modulus of rupture of 0.70 MPa, a modulus of elasticity of 8.91 MPa, and a compressive strength of 0.17 MPa at 10% deformation. Thickness swelling after 24 hours water immersion was 0.57%. It had a low thermal conductivity of 0.035 W/mK, and a high sound reduction coefficient of 0.67. Resin was uniformly distributed on the fiber surface. The fiberboard can be used as buffer material for packaging and insulation material for building.
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