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Yildirim, M., and Candan, Z. (2021). "Performance properties of particleboard panels modified with nanocellulose/boric acid," BioResources 16(1), 1875-1890.


The physical and mechanical properties of particleboard panels were evaluated relative to various loading levels of nanocellulose (NC) and boric acid (BA) in the urea-formaldehyde (UF) resin used for panel production. The results showed that NC and BA reinforcement substantially affected the performance properties of the particleboard panels. It was determined that using 3% NC and 3% BA in the panels afforded the best results relative to thickness swelling (TS), water absorption (WA), moisture content (MC), modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), and internal bonding strength (IB). It was concluded that the performance properties of the particleboard panels could be enhanced by adjusting the loading levels of NC and BA. The study also showed that it is possible to apply NC and BA as modifiers for the formaldehyde resin in the process of manufacturing particleboard panels. The NC and BA reinforcement techniques could be used to develop novel furniture components and interior design materials.

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