Abstract—The objective of this study was to development free-formaldehyde compressed fiberboard from durian fiber and polyvinyl alcohol for use in building. Polyvinyl alcohol has the ability as binder because of good adhesive properties and film forming. It is relatively environmentally friendly. The durian fiber/ polyvinyl alcohol ratios from 2% polyvinyl alcohol to 4% by weight, and its properties i.e. water absorption and swelling thickness were examined following JIS A5905-1994. The compressed durian fiber boards were carried out by hot compress at pressure 15 ton and a temperature of 150 C with total pressing was 12 min. Our results show that the optimum ratio between durian fiber with polyvinyl alcohol is 1:4 (by weight), and 4% for alkyl ketene.
Index Terms—Durian fiber, AKD, polyvinyalchol, particleboards.
The authors are with the Production Technology education, Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: A. Watanapa and W. Wiyaratn, "Fabrication and Physical Testing Compressed Durian Fiberboard," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 73-75, 2013.