Research Papers/Topics in Forestry and Wood Technology

A Preliminary Evaluation of the Flexural Properties of Wood Veneer Laminated Cement-Bonded Particleboard from Tropical Hardwood Species

INTRODUCTIONWood-cement bonded particleboard, was originally invented in Germany about eight decades ago. Since then it has been gaining acceptance in many parts of the world as a sheet element or the building construction-industry. The" interest in the board can be associated with a number of factors. It is highly resistant to flre, insect aud fungal attack and has excellent weather ability and good accoustic insulation properties (Deppe,1974; Dinwoodie, 1978;1981). With respect to the...