EFFECT OF ADHESIVE TYPE ON THE QUALITY PROPERTIES OF PARTICLEBOARD
- 1 Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Wood Mechanics and Technology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
- 2 Faculty of Forestry, Dept. of Wood Mechanics and Technology, Istanbul University, Trabzon, Turkey
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of adhesive type on physical and mechanical properties of particleboard. Three types of adhesives, urea-formaldehyde, melamine-urea formaldehyde adhesive, and acrylic adhesive, were used in the production of lab scale particleboards with three layers. The particleboards produced with the acrylic adhesive had the best physical and mechanical properties, followed by MUF adhesive, and UF adhesive, respectively. The lowest formaldehyde emission was observed for the acrylic bonded particleboards, followed by MUF, and UF adhesive bonded particleboards, respectively. Based on the findings obtained from the present study, the acrylic adhesive can be efficiently used in the production of particleboard.