Performance Properties of Particleboard Panels Modified with Nanocellulose/Boric Acid

Yildirim M., CANDAN Z.

BioResources, vol.16, no.1, pp.1875-1890, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.15376/biores.16.1.1875-1890
  • Journal Name: BioResources
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Compendex, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1875-1890
  • Keywords: Boric acid, Mechanical properties, Nanocellulose, Particleboard, Physical properties, Urea-formaldehyde resin
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


The physical and mechanical properties of particleboard panels were evaluated relative to various loading levels of nanocellulose (NC) and boric acid (BA) in the urea-formaldehyde (UF) resin used for panel production. The results showed that NC and BA reinforcement substantially affected the performance properties of the particleboard panels. It was determined that using 3% NC and 3% BA in the panels afforded the best results relative to thickness swelling (TS), water absorption (WA), moisture content (MC), modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), and internal bonding strength (IB). It was concluded that the performance properties of the particleboard panels could be enhanced by adjusting the loading levels of NC and BA. The study also showed that it is possible to apply NC and BA as modifiers for the formaldehyde resin in the process of manufacturing particleboard panels. The NC and BA reinforcement techniques could be used to develop novel furniture components and interior design materials.