Thermal insulating particle boards reinforced with coconut leaf sheaths

Abstract : This paper studies the potential use of coconut husk particles bonded by castor oil-based polyurethane resin to manufacture low-density thermal insulating particle boards, reinforced on their external surfaces by coconut leaf sheaths naturally available in tropical regions as a textile. Panels with a nominal density of 300 kg/m3 were manufactured, and a resin/particle ratio of 0·2 (by weight) was adopted to ensure the necessary adhesion of the particles. The panels under consideration were: plain coir particle boards without tissue reinforcement; one external side reinforced by one layer of the upper parts of leaf sheaths; both external sides reinforced by one layer of the leaf sheath‘s upper parts (UP2S); and both external sides reinforced by one layer of the leaf sheath‘s bottom parts. The thermal, physical and mechanical properties of the boards were evaluated and the thermal-physical-mechanical results indicated that coconut husk particle boards reinforced on both external sides by the upper part of the coconut textiles (UP2S) can be considered for thermal insulation.
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Cristel Onesippe Potiron, Lisa Vidil, Juliano Fiorelli, Ketty Bilba, Marie-Ange Arsène, et al.. Thermal insulating particle boards reinforced with coconut leaf sheaths. Green materials, ICE Publishing, 2016, 4 (1), pp.31-40. ⟨10.1680/jgrma.15.00029⟩. ⟨hal-01685759⟩

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