Advances of Science and Technology. 6th EAI International Conference, ICAST 2018, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, October 5-7, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Testing the Bending Strength of Solid Bamboo and Hollow Bamboo Particleboard

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-15357-1_44,
        author={Melak Misganew and Nehemiah Peddinti},
        title={Testing the Bending Strength of Solid Bamboo and Hollow Bamboo Particleboard},
        proceedings={Advances of Science and Technology. 6th EAI International Conference, ICAST 2018, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, October 5-7, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ICAST},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={Solid bamboo Hollow bamboo Bending strength Particle board Eucalyptus Urea formaldehyde},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-15357-1_44}
    }
    
  • Melak Misganew
    Nehemiah Peddinti
    Year: 2019
    Testing the Bending Strength of Solid Bamboo and Hollow Bamboo Particleboard
    ICAST
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15357-1_44
Melak Misganew1,*, Nehemiah Peddinti1,*
  • 1: Bahir Dar University
*Contact email: melakmisganew33@gmail.com, prof.nehemiah@gmail.com

Abstract

The aim of this study is to test experimentally and determine the bending strength of a particleboard made from hollow and solid bamboo chip composition with urea formaldehyde. The particle board is manufactured at Ethiopian Chip Wood And Furniture Share Company in Addis Ababa. The ratio of solid bamboo to hollow bamboo is 75/25, 25/75, and 50/50 respectively with urea formaldehyde. The bending strength of 75% hollow bamboo (HB) and 25% solid bamboo (SB) is 32.13 MPa and eucalyptus particleboard (EPB) bending strength is 30.63 MPa. The bending strength of 75/25 SB/HB is 159 MPa. The bending strength of 50/50 HB/SB is 30.80 MPa and the bending strength of eucalyptus particleboard is 30.63 MPa. The test results show that the bending strength of bamboo particle board is greater than the bending strength of eucalyptus particle board, and these boards can be used instead of eucalyptus particleboards. Based on the result of the study, bamboo can be recommended as a raw material.