Utilization of Waste Tire Rubber in the Manufacturing of Particleboard

Ayrilmis N. , Buyuksari U., Avci E.

MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, vol.24, no.6, pp.688-692, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10426910902769376
  • Page Numbers: pp.688-692


Utilization of waste tire rubber in the manufacture of particleboard was investigated, using the same method as that used in the wood-based panel industry. The manufacturing parameters were: a specific gravity of 0.65 and waste tire rubber content (10/90, 20/80, and 30/70 by wt% of waste tire rubber/wood particle). Two resin types, melamine/urea formaldehyde (MUF) and polyisocyanate, were used in the experiments. Average modulus of rupture values of MUF bonded particleboards with rubber crumbs were between 13-58% lower than the average of the control samples while polyisocyanate bonded particleboards were 12-51%. Water resistance of the boards improved with the increase in rubber crumb/wood particle ratio. Thickness swelling values of the MUF bonded particleboards decreased from 14-53% while polyisocyanate bonded particleboards were 9-48% as compared to control samples.