Nigerian agricultural waste products for the production of particleboard

Andreas Rosenkranz, Frédéric Pichelin, Martin Lehmann, Charles Job, H. Tata Kimeng, S. Mustapha, O. Nduka & C. Aghaegbusi Mgbemene
In recent years scarcity of resources and environmental aspects have stimulated research on renewable and recyclable resources for particleboard production 1. This paper deals with single- layer particleboards based on corn cobs, rice husks and groundnut shells, abundantly available agricultural residues in Nigeria. Panels were produced at densities between 550 and 900 kg/m3 using a natural tannin-based adhesive. On the side of the process parameters, the moisture content after adhesive application and the press temperature...
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